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T. Stenger PSY 129 Name __Korey Bastian_____________ Date: __December 12, 2007____________ Reading ___Chapter 9__________________ Reading Assignment Summary Sheet After you have completed this week’s reading assignment, list the 3 or 4 most important concepts or ideas of the reading. Start with what you consider the most important and move to the less important. You may also append or use graphics to supplement your summary. As part of your description of the concept or idea you may also wish to include an example. 1. Various perspectives on motivation attempt to explain the impact of motivation on a person’s life. The evolutionary theory of motivation says that motivational traits exist in the same way that various features do: genetics and development. Certain beneficial traits that lead to more dominant and successful reproduction will be passed along and the lesser traits and motives will die out. 2.
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Unformatted text preview: Incentive theories state that external reinforcers determine ones motivational state. These motivators could be nearly anything as long as it has the ability to drive one to act in a certain way. 3. The James-Lange theory of emotion proposes that “conscious experience of emotion results from one’s perception of autonomic arousal.”(p. 293) They suggest that the detection on autonomic arousal leads to sensational feelings such as fear or joy. You may assume that you are smiling because you’re happy but they assert you would be happy because you are smiling. They suggest that people determine emotions based on a certain configuration of physical feelings. Also, write down 1 or 2 questions about whatever you do not fully understand about the reading, or about an aspect of the reading about which you have a question. 1. Do people determine emotions from patterns of autonomic activity?...
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