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Duane P. Schultz + 1 other
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781305652958

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Duane P. Schultz + 1 other
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781305652958
Chapter 2, Problem 3RQ
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Distinguish between the life instincts and the death instincts. How do they motivate behavior.

Summary Introduction

To answer:

The distinction between life and death instincts and their role in behavioral motivation.

Introduction:

actions or behaviors are performed by an individual are the result of biological needs called instincts. Instinct is the need of the body such as hunger, sex, thirst, and so on. It motivates the organism by generating the need for urgency to outperform an action.

Explanation of Solution

Body is directed towards maintaining the physiological equilibrium state for better functioning. Instinct is further distinguished between life and death instincts.

Life instinct is the force that motivates the individual to accomplish survival needs by satisfying the biological need for food, sex, water, and others...

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