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folder1 MPTUO1a: Introduction to Psychology – Fall 2020
Week 12 / Unit 7: Motivation and Emotion

Motivation and Emotion. “The experience of desire or aversion (you want something, or want to avoid or escape something). As such, motivation has both an objective aspect (a goal or thing you aspire to) and an internal or subjective aspect (it is you that wants the thing or wants it to go away).” [1]

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Perspectives on emotion

      • 1.1 Explain the biological and cognitive components of emotion.
      • 1.2 Discuss psychological research on basic human emotions.
      • 1.3 Differentiate among theories of emotional experience.

Emotional interpretation and expression

      • 2.1 Explain how biological factors influence emotional interpretation and expression.
      • 2.2 Explain how culture and gender influence emotional interpretation and expression.
      • 2.3 Explain how other environmental factors influence emotional interpretation and expression.

Domains of emotional behavior

      • 3.1 Identify biological and environmental influences on the expression and experience of negative emotions, such as fear.
      • 3.2 Identify biological and environmental influences on the expression and experience of positive emotions, such as happiness.

Motivation Study Guide

Perspectives on motivation

      • 1.1 Explain biologically based theories of motivation.
      • 1.2 Explain cognitively based theories of motivation.
      • 1.3 Explain humanistic theories of motivation.
      • 1.4 Explain the role of culture in human motivation.

Domains of motivated behavior in humans and non-human animals

      • 2.1 Discuss eating behavior.
      • 2.2 Discuss sexual behavior and orientation.
      • 2.3 Discuss achievement motivation.
      • 2.4 Discuss other ways in which humans and non-human animals are motivated.

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  1. Motivation. (n.d.). In Wikipedia. Retrieved June 18, 2020, from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Motivation
  2. Heffner, Dr. Christopher L. (2001, April 1). Psychology 101. All Psych. https://allpsych.com/psychology101/
  3. Dewey, Dr. Russell A. (2017). Psychology: An Introduction. Psych Web. https://www.psywww.com/intropsych/
  4. The American Psychological Association’s Teachers of Psychology in Secondary Schools (APA TOPSS) course template.

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