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What are universal motives?

What are universal motives?
What are some examples of universal motives?

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What are universal motives? What are some examples of universal motives?

In Evolutionary Psychology, researchers analyze human motivation in terms of evolution. This idea is that psychological mechanisms evolve to solve problems of adaptation. Evolution theorists argue that there are inherited structures for behavior, motives, and emotions. Genes are the DNA segments provide information to build brain and body, and the brain is disposed to react certain ways, e.g., universal motive.

Universal motives are shared human motives due to evolution. They are world-wide. Examples of universal motives are reproduction, bodily comforts, health and specific fears. (http://209.85.173.132/search?q=cache:vFDZyU5Vv6gJ:people.uncw.edu/dworkins/psy418s05ppt/Chapter03.ppt+Psychology+universal+motives&hl=en&ct=clnk&cd=3&gl=ca&client=firefox-a)

Let's take a closer look at each of these universal motives in terms of there how and why they evolved (e.g. fear evolved to motivate escape ...

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This solution explains what universal motives are, and also provides examples.

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