Get 20M+ Full-Text Papers For Less Than $1.50/day. Start a 14-Day Trial for You or Your Team.

Learn More →

A Broad Consideration of Motivation, with a Focus on Approach Motivation

A Broad Consideration of Motivation, with a Focus on Approach Motivation PSYCHOLOGICAL INQUIRY 2019, VOL. 30, NO. 3, 132–135 https://doi.org/10.1080/1047840X.2019.1646043 Cindy Harmon-Jones and Eddie Harmon-Jones School of Psychology, The University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia The target article by Scholer, Cornwell, and Higgins (2019) hierarchy (system, strategic, tactical). This goals-focused raises important issues regarding approach motivation. We view of motivation seems fairly cold and cognitive. It would like to add additional breadth to the consideration of neglects some of the most basic elements of approach what approach motivation is and how it functions. One of motivation, drives such as hunger, thirst, and lust. These vis- our goals in this response is to move away from questions ceral states are often what motivate the formation of goals such as whether approach motivation is “better” than avoid- in the first place. For example, lust might motivate an indi- ance. We make the case that it is often misleading to judge vidual to pursue and woo an attractive other. The lust for psychological constructs in terms of whether they are good the attractive other may generate the formation of “higher or bad. Instead, psychological process can be better under- level” goals such as pursuit of a high-prestige career as a stood when http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Psychological Inquiry Taylor & Francis

A Broad Consideration of Motivation, with a Focus on Approach Motivation

Psychological Inquiry , Volume 30 (3): 4 – Jul 3, 2019

A Broad Consideration of Motivation, with a Focus on Approach Motivation

Psychological Inquiry , Volume 30 (3): 4 – Jul 3, 2019

Abstract

PSYCHOLOGICAL INQUIRY 2019, VOL. 30, NO. 3, 132–135 https://doi.org/10.1080/1047840X.2019.1646043 Cindy Harmon-Jones and Eddie Harmon-Jones School of Psychology, The University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia The target article by Scholer, Cornwell, and Higgins (2019) hierarchy (system, strategic, tactical). This goals-focused raises important issues regarding approach motivation. We view of motivation seems fairly cold and cognitive. It would like to add additional breadth to the consideration of neglects some of the most basic elements of approach what approach motivation is and how it functions. One of motivation, drives such as hunger, thirst, and lust. These vis- our goals in this response is to move away from questions ceral states are often what motivate the formation of goals such as whether approach motivation is “better” than avoid- in the first place. For example, lust might motivate an indi- ance. We make the case that it is often misleading to judge vidual to pursue and woo an attractive other. The lust for psychological constructs in terms of whether they are good the attractive other may generate the formation of “higher or bad. Instead, psychological process can be better under- level” goals such as pursuit of a high-prestige career as a stood when

Loading next page...
 
/lp/taylor-francis/a-broad-consideration-of-motivation-with-a-focus-on-approach-p03lpcK0La

References

References for this paper are not available at this time. We will be adding them shortly, thank you for your patience.

Publisher
Taylor & Francis
Copyright
© 2019 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC
ISSN
1532-7965
eISSN
1047-840X
DOI
10.1080/1047840X.2019.1646043
Publisher site
See Article on Publisher Site

Abstract

PSYCHOLOGICAL INQUIRY 2019, VOL. 30, NO. 3, 132–135 https://doi.org/10.1080/1047840X.2019.1646043 Cindy Harmon-Jones and Eddie Harmon-Jones School of Psychology, The University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia The target article by Scholer, Cornwell, and Higgins (2019) hierarchy (system, strategic, tactical). This goals-focused raises important issues regarding approach motivation. We view of motivation seems fairly cold and cognitive. It would like to add additional breadth to the consideration of neglects some of the most basic elements of approach what approach motivation is and how it functions. One of motivation, drives such as hunger, thirst, and lust. These vis- our goals in this response is to move away from questions ceral states are often what motivate the formation of goals such as whether approach motivation is “better” than avoid- in the first place. For example, lust might motivate an indi- ance. We make the case that it is often misleading to judge vidual to pursue and woo an attractive other. The lust for psychological constructs in terms of whether they are good the attractive other may generate the formation of “higher or bad. Instead, psychological process can be better under- level” goals such as pursuit of a high-prestige career as a stood when

Journal

Psychological InquiryTaylor & Francis

Published: Jul 3, 2019

References