Motivation and emotion

Motivation and emotion - Motivation and emotion Psy 100...

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Motivation and emotion Psy 100 Tong Fang What motivates human beings to behave as they do and feel the way they feel? Why are certain human emotions universally recognizable? What can we learn from studying sexual attraction? Why we act and feel as we do? It is all about motivation and emotion. Motivation is the general term for all the physical and psychological processes. That start behavior, maintain it, and stop it. It is part of the explanation for what made the runners hang in there, when most of us would have quit. We want to know what motivates people to do good deeds and what triggers them to do evil. When psychologists study motivation they too look for causes of behavior, by trying to separate those causes of behavior that come from the environment from causes that come from the individual. Motivations that are constantly reflected in our preferences for some activities over others the intensity of what we do and the persistence of our actions. Emotion has always been on the side of those individuals who are strongly motivated to
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This note was uploaded on 03/31/2012 for the course ECON 101 taught by Professor Kdkdk during the Fall '11 term at SDSMT.

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