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The Biology of Motivation

by Sebastian P. Grossman - 1978

A discussion of the biological basis of motivation is complicated by the fact that there is little agreement among contemporary psychologists about the functional significance of the theoretical construct "motivation." Some believe that motivational processes serve quite specific "directing" functions essential for the organization of behaviors which are likely to correct a "need" (such as energy, water, and so forth), promote the survival of the individual (that is, avoidance or aggression of a potential enemy) or survival of the species (that is, the location and persuasion of a mate, nest building, rearing of young, and so forth).

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This article originally appeared in NSSE Yearbook Vol. 77, No. 2.

Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 79 Number 6, 1978, p. 103-142
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 21565, Date Accessed: 9/17/2021 9:21:07 AM

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