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Motivation and Emotions

by: Carson Lopez

Motivation and Emotions PSY 100

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Cognitive Dissonance Functions of Emotion Anorexia and Bulimia
General Psychology
Dr. Jisook Park
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Date Created: 03/22/16
Tuesday, March 22 Reminder: Critical thinking essay due April 26 by 4:30 through Safe Assignment th Exam #3 is April 14 (Cognitive View of Motivation:) Cognitive Dissonance – studied by Festinger & Carlsmith “conflict between your beliefs, behavior, and values” - When two thoughts are inconsistent - If you can rationalize behavior, the conflict is eliminated - If you can’t rationalize, you change your attitude to find peace with your behavior Self-efficacy - Belief of personal competence that is task-specific Emotions that impact motivation *Positive vs Negative *Shows a varying degree of intensity Components of Emotion *Physiological arousal *Expressive behavior *Consciously experienced thoughts & feelings Functions of Emotion *act as triggers of motivated behavior *contribute to rational decision making & purposeful behavior *help in understanding & maintenance of relationships “Universal Emotions” – Ekman *Anger *Sadness *Disgust *Happiness *Fear *Surprise Theories of Emotions: James-Lange Theory: physiological Eating & Emotions *Anorexia Nervosa is the life-threatening weight loss where the individual refuses to maintain regular body weight -intense fear of becoming fat -distorted perception of their body size -denies seriousness of weight-loss *Bulimia Nervosa is when an individual binges and purging from fear of gaining weight and they usually recognize they have an eating disorder -Will misuse laxatives or enemas to purge


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