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Drives: In psychology, drives are psychological states that propel individuals to satisfy basic physiological needs or achieve specific goals. Rooted in the drive-reduction theory, drives motivate behavior to alleviate internal tensions, such as hunger or thirst. See also Behavior, Control processes, Regulation, Self-regulation.
Annotation: The above characterizations of concepts are neither definitions nor exhausting presentations of problems related to them. Instead, they are intended to give a short introduction to the contributions below. – Lexicon of Arguments.

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Philip J. Corr on Drives - Dictionary of Arguments

Corr I 367
Drives/Corr: In accordance with the concept of sub-goal scaffolding, we may see that Drive is concerned with actively pursuing desired goals, Reward-Responsiveness is concerned with excitement at doing things well and winning, and Fun-Seeking is concerned with the impulsivity aspect of the BAS (Behavioral Approach System;
, >Terminology/Corr). See >Reinforcement Sensivity Theory/Corr.

Philip J. Corr, „ The Reinforcement Sensitivity Theory of Personality“, in: Corr, Ph. J. & Matthews, G. (eds.) 2009. The Cambridge handbook of Personality Psychology. New York: Cambridge University Press

Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution. Translations: Dictionary of Arguments
The note [Concept/Author], [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] resp. "problem:"/"solution:", "old:"/"new:" and "thesis:" is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.

Corr I
Philip J. Corr
Gerald Matthews
The Cambridge Handbook of Personality Psychology New York 2009

Corr II
Philip J. Corr (Ed.)
Personality and Individual Differences - Revisiting the classical studies Singapore, Washington DC, Melbourne 2018

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