`` 127 Hours `` : Theories, Arousal Theory, And Maslow 's Hierarchy Of Needs Theory

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Many of the things we do in life as humans are caused by a motivation that leads us into action. Whether it is an instinct or a psychological need or desire, something always keeps us going. In the movie “127 Hours”, there are four theories of motivation, which is displayed throughout the movie. These theories are the instinct theory; drive reduction theory, arousal theory, and Maslow’s Hierarchy of needs theory. This paper will examine each of these theories and see how it relates to the movie, which is based on a true story. Aron Ralston experienced instinct theory when he fell in the crack and the rock fell on top of his arm. Instinct theory is when behaviors are fixed, constant and unlearned. When Aron was stuck, he stabbed himself the first attempt when he was thinking about the girl, which was lying next to him. Arons instinct was to cut his arm off but wasn’t able to accomplish it. When Aron hit the bone, he did not have enough self-power and motivation to get through the bone. Another example of Instinct theory in the movie “27 Hours” is when Aron snaps his arm. This is the second attempt he intends to break off the arm. Aron is near death, but he has visions off a future son that he still does not have. He had visions off having a son, which he later had three years after the arm incident. If it weren’t for the image he had of having a kid, Aron probably wouldn’t have had the instinct and motivation to break his arm off. Drive Reduction Theory is the following…

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