New User Special Price Expires in

Let's log you in.

Sign in with Facebook


Don't have a StudySoup account? Create one here!


Create a StudySoup account

Be part of our community, it's free to join!

Sign up with Facebook


Create your account
By creating an account you agree to StudySoup's terms and conditions and privacy policy

Already have a StudySoup account? Login here

Week 8 Notes

by: Kaeli

Week 8 Notes PSYC 101 - 001


Preview These Notes for FREE

Get a free preview of these Notes, just enter your email below.

Unlock Preview
Unlock Preview

Preview these materials now for free

Why put in your email? Get access to more of this material and other relevant free materials for your school

View Preview

About this Document

Cover motivation and emotion
Introduction to Psychology
Michelle Maria Kitchen (P)
Class Notes
motivation, emotion, Intro to Psychology, Psychology
25 ?




Popular in Introduction to Psychology

Popular in Psychlogy

This 3 page Class Notes was uploaded by Kaeli on Tuesday October 11, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to PSYC 101 - 001 at University of South Carolina taught by Michelle Maria Kitchen (P) in Fall 2015. Since its upload, it has received 5 views. For similar materials see Introduction to Psychology in Psychlogy at University of South Carolina.


Reviews for Week 8 Notes


Report this Material


What is Karma?


Karma is the currency of StudySoup.

You can buy or earn more Karma at anytime and redeem it for class notes, study guides, flashcards, and more!

Date Created: 10/11/16
Week 8 Notes Motivation and Emotion  Motivation o Urge to move towards something o Drives exist to fill a need  Need food, water, oxygen  State of tension o Incentive  An external push toward something  o Drive reduction model  Physiological balance is off, driven to maintain it  Set point­ Maintains what works best  Works even with weight  Sensory detectors control drives o Optimal arousal   Specific amount of a physiological need that is optimal for individual  people  Leads to an optimal performance  Flow  Optimal challenge in order to perform to the best of your ability   Non­physiological needs challenge flow o Evolutionary model  Internal drive is the only explanation for what we do  Assure we have basic survival and reproductive needs met  Everything else is cast aside  Do what feels good  Don’t do what feels bad o Hierarchal model  Most basic physiological needs to self­actualization  Basic needs at the bottom  Everything on the first 3 tiers is survival based  Self­actualization is optimal   Fullest potential   If we reach actualization, discrimination would disappear  Motivation o Moving towards a goal to accomplish something  Needs  Drives  Incentives  Balance all 3 to reach optimal levels o Hunger  Hormones  Delurein and Neuropeptide Y o Activate stomach contractions  Leptin and Insulin o Decrease hunger  Eat more when comfortable  Preferences are shaped by biology  What you grow up with is what you like  Takes about 10­15 exposures to a food for an individual to like it   Once preferences are made, someone is motivated and maybe  driven towards it  Weight is nature and nurture  Nature says eat  Most of the time nurture says don’t   Dieting does not work o Myths:  Low fat low carb diets are good   Having smaller more frequent meals helps lose  weight o It is healthy to succumb to your eating urges  Yo­yoing causes immune deficiencies o Need of affiliation o Need for success


Buy Material

Are you sure you want to buy this material for

25 Karma

Buy Material

BOOM! Enjoy Your Free Notes!

We've added these Notes to your profile, click here to view them now.


You're already Subscribed!

Looks like you've already subscribed to StudySoup, you won't need to purchase another subscription to get this material. To access this material simply click 'View Full Document'

Why people love StudySoup

Steve Martinelli UC Los Angeles

"There's no way I would have passed my Organic Chemistry class this semester without the notes and study guides I got from StudySoup."

Janice Dongeun University of Washington

"I used the money I made selling my notes & study guides to pay for spring break in Olympia, Washington...which was Sweet!"

Jim McGreen Ohio University

"Knowing I can count on the Elite Notetaker in my class allows me to focus on what the professor is saying instead of just scribbling notes the whole time and falling behind."


"Their 'Elite Notetakers' are making over $1,200/month in sales by creating high quality content that helps their classmates in a time of need."

Become an Elite Notetaker and start selling your notes online!

Refund Policy


All subscriptions to StudySoup are paid in full at the time of subscribing. To change your credit card information or to cancel your subscription, go to "Edit Settings". All credit card information will be available there. If you should decide to cancel your subscription, it will continue to be valid until the next payment period, as all payments for the current period were made in advance. For special circumstances, please email


StudySoup has more than 1 million course-specific study resources to help students study smarter. If you’re having trouble finding what you’re looking for, our customer support team can help you find what you need! Feel free to contact them here:

Recurring Subscriptions: If you have canceled your recurring subscription on the day of renewal and have not downloaded any documents, you may request a refund by submitting an email to

Satisfaction Guarantee: If you’re not satisfied with your subscription, you can contact us for further help. Contact must be made within 3 business days of your subscription purchase and your refund request will be subject for review.

Please Note: Refunds can never be provided more than 30 days after the initial purchase date regardless of your activity on the site.