MOTIVATION AND EMOTION
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Examines what drives human behavior, looks at theories of motivation, and investigates human emotions and the causes of stress. Topics covered include theories of motivation (instinct, drive reduction, arousal, incentive), intrinsic vs. extrinsic motivation, biological vs. social needs, Maslow’s pyramid, eating disorders, sexual motivation and behavior, achievement motivation, McClelland’s "three-needs" theory, elements of emotions (cognitive, physiological, behavioral), theories of emotion (James-Lange, Cannon-Bard, Schachter), psychological vs. physiological stress, reactions to short-term and long-term stress, "type A" vs. "type B" personalities, post-traumatic stress disorder.
This title is part of the series: WHAT IS PSYCHOLOGY?
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