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Motivation & Emotion

AP Psychology isnt worth it kids

Hierarchy of Needs The pyramid of people's needs that start from the most important basic needs at the bottom, and work their way up.
Motivations The process that acts, guides, and maintains behaviors
Drive Reduction Theory Physiological need -> state of tension -> motivation to satisfy need
James-Lange Theory of Emotion external stimulus produces a physiological response in the body. You ten examine this physiological response and identify the emotion you are feeling.
Lateral Hypothalamus The part of the brain that is associated with hunger.
Secondary drives acquired drives that do not have to do with physiological needs
Cannon-Bard Theory of Emotion an emotion is produced when when some stimulus triggers the thalamus to send information simultaneously to the brain (specifically, the cerebral cortex) and the autonomic system (including the skeletal muscles).
Set-Point Theory The fixed body weight and size that the brain tries to keep the body at.
Opponent-Process Theory of Motivation A theory suggested by Solomon where emotional reactions to a stimulus are followed by opposite emotional reactions.
Two Factor Theory feeling a physical arousal to a stimuli, and then our brain cognitively labels that stimuli with an emotion.
Primary Drives Food, Water, Shelter, Sex (Hierarchy of Needs)
Arousal Theory an organism's performance can be increased if it is aroused in some sort of way
General Adaptation Syndrome The human body's general response to stress: Alarm, Resistance, Exhaustion
Incentives Incentives are those stimuli in the environment, both positive or negative, that motivate our behavior.
Approach-Approach Conflict Conflict whereby one must choose between two desirable or attractive goals.
Instincts an innate, typically fixed pattern of behavior in animals in response to certain stimuli
Achievement Motivation an individuals need to meet realistic goals, receive feedback and experience a sense of accomplishment.
Obesity The state of being overweight
Intrinsic Motivators The motivation people get due to personal satisfaction from completing the task
Approach-Avoidance Conflict psychological conflict that results when a goal is both desirable and undesirable
Bulimia a disorder that causes people to eat a lot of food that are high in calories and then vomit it or use laxatives to lose weight.
Extrinsic Motivators Things in our environment that make you want to do something.
Avoidance-Avoidance Conflict psychological conflict that results when a choice must be made between two undesirable alternatives
Anorexia a very serious, pathological loss of appetite and self induced limiting of food intake.
Created by: AlexK4