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26 June, 08:01

You overhear a psychologist presenting a lecture to an introductory psychology class. The teacher mentions "purposeful or goal-directed behavior that may vary in intensity from one occasion to another." You recognize that he is talking about which type of behavior?

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  1. 26 June, 08:12
    The naturalistic methodological approach is sometimes rejected in the field of psychology on the basis that psychological events possess attributes that do not exist in purely natural events. One of the characteristics of the psychological is its intentionality. Starting from the distinction between the basic psychological processes and the behavioral products that emerge from them, it is proposed that the former constitute a proper field of natural science but that: nevertheless, they lead to the generation of theories capable of explaining intentional behavior.

    Psychology is the study of individual behavior, that is, it is the investigation of processes that occur in the individual, such as perception or learning. In psychology, therefore, you should necessarily focus on possibly universal processes

    natural science methods and goals are probably not useful for studying people and social behavior; Instead of explaining to people and society, research should aim at understanding human behavior ... In this vision, the most interesting questions are not about the "reality of the world, but about people's interpretations of it.

    Intentional behavior, such as contingencies of reinforcement, educational experience or the current social context, we can see that a "causal" approach cannot easily be rejected. For example, we can see that a behavior now occurs because in the past it was followed by certain consequences. However, even recognizing the presence of such causes, the interpretationist researcher will insist that they influence the behavior only to the extent that they have any meaning for the individual and according to the intentions and motives that he harbors (and hence the same "causes" influence different individuals differently). Ultimately, then, the most important factors lie in these meanings, intentions and motives.
  2. 26 June, 09:47
    The answer is motivated


    The answer to this question is motivated.
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