Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Final Post - Universal Motives

This motivation course had interesting sections. There were topics on what is motivation and the history of motivation. I wasn't aware of the amount of motivating factors that are present. Motivation is in every task and thought. There are even motivations behind emotions and facial expressions.

The course also discussed universal motives. Universal motives are motives that are shared by every country and culture. Food is a universal motive. Everyone needs to eat and drink. Animals share the same universal motive for food. Homeostasis is to maintain constant internal body conditions. This is achieved by eating and drinking. People of every country and culture are motivated by their thirst and hunger. Their food choices are different in different countries. Some cultures prefer spicy foods and some prefer sweet foods. Individuals of a culture basically stay with their food that is considered to be the norm for them. People are afraid to venture outside of their normal food choices. Food from every culture and country serves the same purpose. Anyone who is hungry will begin to crave and desire for food; and when their thirty, they will crave for liquids.

When preparing for a snow storm, people like to stock u on their food and water supply. They are motivated by possibly not being able to go out and get more supplies. It is a survival instinct to make sure that there is enough food and water. Everyone needs food and water no matter where they are in the world.

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