Caring for Family Biggest Motivator for People
for family is the biggest motivator for people across the globe, according to a
survey conducted by Arizona State University involving 7000 people from 27
countries. Ahra Kho, a psychology graduate student at Arizona State University
said that people consistently rated kin care and mate retention as the most
important motivations in their lives. or the past 40 years, evolutionary
psychological research has focused on how people find romantic or sexual
partners and how this desire affects other behaviors, like consumer decisions.
But study participants consistently rated this motivation - called mate seeking
- as the least important factor in their lives. Evolutionary psychologists
define kin care as caring for and supporting family members, and mate retention
as maintaining long-term committed romantic or sexual relationships. These two
motivations were the most important even in groups of people thought to
prioritize finding new romantic and sexual partnerships, like young adults and
people not in committed relationships.