Resources: Ch. 7 & 8 of Discovering Psychology and Motivation and Emotion – Interactive Tutorial

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Motivation and Emotion Worksheet

Resources: Ch. 7 & 8 of Discovering Psychology and Motivation and Emotion – Interactive Tutorial

Discuss the following as a team and provide a brief summary of the each discussion. The word count for individual answers may vary but your responses should total 500- to 800-words for the entire worksheet.

1. Describe three approaches to motivation. Explain how each approach affects motivation. There are many different types of motivations; some are needs and wants, although these are very different, it’s still a type of motivation. One type of motivation is an incentive. An incentive motivates you to do something else, for example if your given a quota at work daily and you know that if you go beyond your quota you’ll make more money, your motivation would be to go beyond that quota. Another type of motivation is achievement. Achievement can be both a want and a need, because you may want to achieve something for your own needs. For example you may want to earn your school degree, because you need it in order to get a good job. Your motivation is going to be, to go to school and earn your degree, and you would achieve what you wanted. To be resistant on something such as losing weight is also a type of motivation. When you keep up with a work out or a schedule you are persistent, your goal is to lose weight, so you’re motivated to keep up the good work.

2. Theorists vary on why we experience emotions. Discuss at least two different theories related to emotional experiences. One of the emotion theories is James-longe theory of Emotion. According to William James, we don’t tremble and run because we are afraid. We are afraid because we tremble and run. James believed that body signals trigger emotional experience. These signals include physiological arousal and feedback from the muscles involved in behavior. The James-Lange theory inspired a great deal of research, but only...
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