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Taxonomy of Motivations

Fiske (2010) introduces a "BUC(K)ET" taxonomy of motivations. Motives are not solely personal—bottled up inside with no influence from the outside world—but rather are at interplay with events in the real world. Select one from the buc(k)et. Analyze your selected motive within the context of today's society. For example, how do/does ______ (pick one: for example, economics, technological changes, some trendy issue in the workplace, religious experiences, the various -isms of life, social media—the list is endless) impact how people experience, respond to, and attempt to realize your selected motive-driven goal?

Reference
Fiske, S. T. (2010). Social beings: Core motives in social psychology (2nd ed.). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.

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Fiske (2010) introduces a "BUC(K)ET" taxonomy of motivations. Motives are not solely personal—bottled up inside with no influence from the outside world—but rather are at interplay with events in the real world.
Select one from the buc(k)et.

Now, in the last post, I gave you general concepts concerning all motivations. Refer to that for the list and my explanations/opinions.

Analyze your selected motive within the context of today's society.
For example, how do/does ______ (pick one: for example, economics, technological changes, some trendy issue in the workplace, religious experiences, the various -isms of life, social media—the list is endless) impact how people experience, respond to, and attempt to realize your selected motive-driven goal?

I chose self-enhancement relative to social networks. See ...

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Taxonomy of motivations are discussed. Motive-driven goals are provided.

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