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The Power of Motivation: Crash Course Psychology #17



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Feeling motivated? Even if you are, do you know why? The story of Aaron Ralston can tell us a lot about motivation. In this episode of Crash Course Psychology, Hank tells us Ralston’s story, as well as 4 theories of motivation and some evolutionary perspectives on motivation.


Table of Contents

Four Theories of Motivation:
Evolutionary Perspective 1:38:22
Drive-Reduction 2:45:10
Optimal Arousal 3:38:21
Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs 4:49:04
How Sex, Hunger, and the Need to Belong Motivate us 5:29:02


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    added on 19 Dec, 2019
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    3:50 thats i think optimal arousal theory ?

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    added on 21 Dec, 2019
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    IS NOBODY GOING TO TALK ABOUT HOW THIS MAN CUT OFF HIS OWN ARM???

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    added on 7 Jan, 2020
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    Scoodylipooping

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    added on 10 Jan, 2020
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    Dang now I need a burri-

    wow you guys are better at this than you thought

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    added on 23 Jan, 2020
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    rejected? Denied? – I reject this statement by denying it to be true

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    added on 8 Feb, 2020
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    First it's important to have the motivation to tell people where you are going

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    added on 21 Feb, 2020
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    at 3:52 the title says "Drive- reduction theory" but shouldn't it say "optimal arousal theory"?

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    added on 24 Feb, 2020
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    i have yet to find, in my search so far, a satisfactory definition of what motivation is, but many people talk about how to get it, but i just dont know what it is im trying to get, how do i get a thing that i dont know what it is? I cant even tell what is motivating me to go after this question.What motivated me to spend 2 hours reading about friedrich nietzsche's life, when studying for things i care about tires me out after 20 minutes?

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    added on 12 Mar, 2020
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    The training was so nice…but my recommendation is the training be with subtitles.

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    added on 13 Mar, 2020
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    Am I the only one confused as to why the image for "root vegetables" was a pizza

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    added on 19 Mar, 2020
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    This foo is a virgin ๐Ÿ˜‚

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    added on 23 Mar, 2020
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    HELLOO MOTTHALL CLASS OF 2020 LMFAOOO

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    added on 1 Apr, 2020
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    *eating peanut butter* O_O … would eat a tarantula if it had peanut butter on it..

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    added on 2 Apr, 2020
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    pls speak slowly !!!!!

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    added on 3 Apr, 2020
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    You should see how he shows up on Sonocent lecture recording. He literally doesn't pause to breathe. It's continuous skip free recording lol.

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    added on 6 Apr, 2020
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    Please Slow down mister. You are too fast, such videos are supposed to be slow and composed.

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    added on 8 Apr, 2020
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    Watched this video so I could scientifically strategise how to motivate myself but instead I'm feeling really insecure about my asexually

  18. Avatar
    added on 12 Apr, 2020
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    anyone else watching this stuff in 2020?

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    added on 15 Apr, 2020
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    they made a movie about that guy

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    added on 27 Apr, 2020
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    scoodylipooping

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    added on 27 Apr, 2020
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    he is really fun and he makes psychology fun
    I do appreciate it. My psychology instructor keeps referring us to these videos in her slides
    Big Thumbs up

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    added on 30 Apr, 2020
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    8:40 yep pizza is a vegetable

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    added on 1 May, 2020
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    Hey, new knitting patterns can be pretty damn exciting!

    Sincerely, the knitting adrenaline junkie :p

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    added on 4 May, 2020
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    And one else sees the pyramid and think The Fault In Our Stars????

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    added on 8 May, 2020
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    You talk too fast ๐Ÿ™„. It's hard to understand the lesson ๐Ÿ˜‚

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    added on 17 May, 2020
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    hablas como guajolote.

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    added on 18 May, 2020
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    Thanks for sharing this interesting video!

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    added on 18 May, 2020
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    "…we are driven at least three big motivators: sex-"

    Laughs in asexual

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    added on 19 May, 2020
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    Another animal instinct is like when your dog does the doggie paddle even though its just above the water, not in it ๐Ÿ™‚ Don't some human infants have similar swimming instincts?

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    added on 23 May, 2020
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    At 2:50, with regards to drive theory, He says psychological need instead of physiological need.

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    added on 8 Jun, 2020
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    He talk wayyyyy to fast

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    added on 8 Jun, 2020
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    As a teacher, I say the fast-paced edit style used by this presenter makes this video stressful and exhausting to listen to. It's impossible to take in one fact before he's halfway into another, and don't even think about writing down any notes unless you want to hit pause every sentence or so. I'm not going to ask my class to come here to watch this. ๐Ÿ˜›

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    added on 13 Jun, 2020
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    " Others may be satiated by an engaging book or a new knitting pattern"

    * stops mid knitting stitch * How did you…

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