a. The Resourceful, Evaluative, Maximizing Model (a.
k.a. REMM) i. REMM has been around for centuries and has been boiled down to four big points about people.1. Every individual inherently cares and is an evaluator; they care about everything and are willing to make trade-offs2.
Each individuals wants are endless and cannot be satiated. People always want more of some particular good.3. Each individual is a maximizer. People always want to satisfy their wants and they will do whatever they can to obtain the highest level of value.4. The individual is resourceful and are creative enough to be able to conceive of changes in their current environment.
While they may be limited in time, they are not inflexible.b. The Economic Model (a.k.a.
Money Maximizing Model) i. This model is a slimmer portion of the REMM model, people focus only on money income and are evaluators and maximizers.c. The Sociological Model (a.k.
a. Social Victim Model) i. People are not evaluators and are viewed as products of their own cultural environments.
Social practices play much more of an important role in an individuals actions or attitudes at a given time. This differs from above as cultural factors determine human behavior while in REMM they are reflected in human behavior.d. The Psychological Model (a.
k.a. Hierarchy of Needs Model)People are resourceful, they care, and have wants and drives, similar to the REMM model. Unlike REMM, these wants previously mentioned are seen as absolute and these wants are independent from one another. Some people have needs in which some have already rejected. A form of this model is the well know Maslow Hierarchy of Needs.
e. The Political Model (a.k.a. Perfect Agent Model) i. This is very similar to REMM but instead of acting on one’s own wants, they act on the wants of other individuals.
This IS different from altruism, since they have their own preference, they aren’t perfect forms of the political model.