Phase 2: IP1
Professor Candice Ward
Jul. 22nd, 2013
© Copyright 2013, Sean Heupel
Last week, we answered the question of biology in motivation and behavior, so allow me to recap the main subjects:
As humans, we have two cognitive operating capacities: logical and emotional. Our logical brains are able to deduce outcomes, while our emotional side is selfish and convolutes information, from a self-centered standpoint, referencing both Congregatio and Regretio Ego factors (and yes, there are two Egos, because Freud was only partially correct – the man understood others, but true psychology manifests when one deeply understands themselves, without excuses).
The chemical reactions of our brains feed the potential for an emotional occurrence, regardless of our logical thought patterns and control, at that present time [ (Myers, 2009) ]. This is done on a subconscious level (even though there is no true subconscious, we can use this, as it is a common understanding of underlying and genetically programmed thought processes). As chemicals/neurotransmitters pass the blood-brain barrier, they change the balance of our brains and invoke emotions, such as those given with the ‘fight or flight’ reflex or in our social awareness, relative to embarrassment, and the reaction factors associated with how our brains have developed a response [ (Habib, 2008) ]. This change can affect our present and future motivations (future referencing what I call ‘nostalgic interference’, which, through memory, reactivates feelings and emotions and can trigger a re-release of chemicals, even absent stimuli – this also holds the same principle, regarding imaginative reasoning).
When we choose to ‘never be a victim again’, this can inspire someone to become wealthy and prominent in society or to take up martial arts, which is nostalgic interference. When we imagine our perfect spouse and how to best accommodate their desires and needs,...
References: Habib, Z. (2008, Jan. 10th). External Motivation. Retrieved from articlesgratuits.com: http://en.articlesgratuits.com/article.php?id_article=2283
Myers, D. (2009). Psychology. Worth Publishers.
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