University of Phoenix Material
Remembering, Feeling, and Thinking Worksheet
Part I: Motivation, Emotion, and Behavior
Explain the relationships between motivation, emotion, and behavior. How does emotion affect motivation? Provide an example of a specific behavior, and the motivators and emotions that can be behind that behavior. Your response must be at least 300 words.
The term motivation refers to an internal state that activates and gives direction to our thoughts, feelings, and actions. Even though there have been numerous definitions that have been given to the term motivation over the years, a common perspective of term is that all motives are triggered by some kind of incentive.
In psychology, emotion refers to the experience of feelings. Like motives, emotions also trigger and have an effect on behavior, but it is hard to guess the type of behavior that a specific emotion will stimulate.
Motivation and emotions are unmistakably related impressions for three reasons - because both motives and the stimulation of emotion trigger behavior, motives are often associated with emotions, and emotions usually have motivational qualities of their own.
Emotion effects motivation because when we concentrate on an emotion we also concentrate on the incentives that initiated it. This, in turn, motivates our actions in a mixture of ways.
Part II: Theories of Emotion
Summarize the four major theories of emotion. Identify which theory you think is the most valid. What makes this theory more valid to you than the others? Identify which theory of emotion you think is the least valid. What makes this theory less valid to you than the others? Your response must be at least 300 words.
The James-Lange theory of emotion indicates that emotions transpire because of physiological reactions to things. The Cannon-Bard theory of emotion says that we feel emotions and encounter physiological results like sweating, trembling and muscle tension all...