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Introduction to Psychology II (Week 8 Notes): Motivation and Emotion

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Introduction to Psychology II (Week 8 Notes): Motivation and Emotion PSY 106

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These notes go over important concepts for motivation and emotion. It includes many theories and explains what motivation and emotion are and how psychologists have explained them.
Introduction to Psychology II
Dr. Joseph Ferrari
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This 3 page Class Notes was uploaded by Wryan Mitchell on Monday February 22, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to PSY 106 at DePaul University taught by Dr. Joseph Ferrari in Winter 2015. Since its upload, it has received 11 views. For similar materials see Introduction to Psychology II in Psychlogy at DePaul University.


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Date Created: 02/22/16
  2/1/16-2/3/16 Lecture Notes Concepts: 1. Motivation a. Hedonism b. McDougal-Watson Debate c. Define: “ethology” i. Lorenz Conrad d. Three categories in order for “instinctual” actions to be considered instinctual i. Innate ii. All individuals in a species perform the same instinctual action iii. Action doesn’t change e. Types of human instinct i. Survival (fight or flight) ii. Maternal instinct iii. Sexual instinct f. Human behavior is determined by internal motives or drives g. Primary drives i. Primary drives helps keep balance within the body ii. Important parts of the hypothalamus for primary rives: lateral hypothalamus and ventromedial h. Philip Teitlebaum Experiment i. Stanley Schachter’s externality theory j. Types of primary drives: sexual stimulation, sensory stimulation, and contact comfort i. Contact comfort▯ Harlow’s rhesus monkeys k. Secondary drives i. Achievement motivation▯ David McClelland and the Thematic Apprehension Test (TAT) ii. Power motivation▯ McClelland l. Conflictory motives▯ Kurt Lewin i. Approach-Avoidant ii. Approach-Approach iii. Avoidant-Avoidant m. Abraham Maslow’s hierarchy of needs 2. Emotion a. Define: “emotion” b. Define: “appraisal” i. Cognitive c. Define: “arousal” i. Physiological d. James-Lange Theory e. Cannon-Baird Theory i. Used the word “thalamus”, but was really the “hypothalamus” (“hypothalamus” is used instead of “thalamus”) 3. Schachter and Singer Theory   a. Your arousal was your emotion   4. Yerkes-Dodson Law of Arousal   a. Your arousal level impacted your performance    


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