University of Phoenix Material Remembering, Feeling, and Thinking Worksheet Part I: Motivation, Emotion, and Behavior Explain the relationships between motivation, emotion, and behavior. How does emotion affect motivation? Give an example of a specific behavior and the motivators and emotions that can be behind that behavior. Your response should be at least 300 hundred words Motivation can be defined as the driving force behind all the actions of an individual. The influence of an individual’s needs and desires both have a strong impact on the direction of their behavior.
Motivation is based on your emotions and achievement-related goals. There are different forms of motivation including extrinsic, intrinsic, physiological, and achievement motivation. There are also more negative forms of motivation. Achievement motivation can be defined as the need for success or the attainment of excellence. Individuals will satisfy their needs through different means, and are driven to succeed for varying reasons both internal and external. Motivation is the basic drive for all of our actions.
Motivation refers to the dynamics of our behavior, which involves our needs, desires, and ambitions in life. Achievement motivation is based on reaching success and achieving all of our aspirations in life. Achievement goals can affect the way a person performs a task and represent a desire to show competence (Harackiewicz, Barron, Carter, Lehto, & Elliot, 1997). These basic physiological motivational drives affect our natural behavior in different environments. Most of our goals are incentive-based and can vary from basic hunger to the need for love and the establishment of mature sexual relationships.
Our motives for achievement can range from biological needs to satisfying creative desires or realizing success in competitive ventures. Motivation is important because it affects our lives every day. All of our behaviors, actions, thoughts, and beliefs are influenced by our inner drive to succeed Part II: Theories of Emotion Summarize the four major theories of emotion. Identify which theory of emotion you think is the most valid. What makes this theory more valid to you than the others? Identify which theory of emotion you think is least valid.
What makes this theory less valid? Your response should be at least 300 hundred words. The four major theories of emotion: James-Lange, Cannon-Bard Facial-feedback and Schechter’s two-factor; emphasize different sequences or aspects of the three elements of emotion cognitions, arousal and expression. The Cannon-Bard theory is most valid in my opinion, the theory holds that all emotions are physiologically similar and arousal, cognitions, and expression occur simultaneously. Arousal is not necessary in this theory.
Both Cannon and Bard propose the Thalamus gland in the brain sends signals to the cerebral cortex and the ANS; in return the messages to the cortex produce the cognitive experience of emotion. In contrast, the Facial-feedback theory is the main culprit of our emotions, I do not agree with this theory; I believe facial expressions are a result of what we are feeling inside within our emotions. The face is what we can associate to a specific feeling or emotion. That is how we can tell when someone is feeling sad, or is afraid.
I believe each theory holds a bit of truth, but to which one is completely right I s not possible. They are theories and they can be tested and tried and the most positive and negative reports concluded, but they can never be proven. Out of these four theories, I believe the Cannon-Bard theory. Their theory states that the emotion and the physical arousal occur at the same time as each other. I believe this because I think that sometimes they my emotions happen right when the stimulus occurs. It is just a simultaneous event. They can happen at the same time or actually one without the other.
As far as this paper goes, I will have to side partial to the Cannon-Bard theory. It makes sense with my own experiences while the others don’t seem to fit quite right. Though nothing is written in stone, nothings proven Canon and Bard have my vote. Part II: Thinking, Intelligence, and Creativity Describe thinking, intelligence, and creativity in your own words. How are thinking, intelligence, and creativity related? Does one’s creativity illustrate anything about his or her thinking processes or level of intelligence? Why or why not? Your response must be at least 300 words.
Thinking is the act of receiving information and developing what to do with the information you are giving. Intelligence is the result of thinking when someone makes a decision on what to do when confronted with a problem. Your thinking will assist on how to solve the issue more effectively (in an intelligent way). Creativity is when you take a problem, you think what to do and you act of what you thought was the best way to solve the issue (whatever way someone decided to solve a problem ultimately that would be consider as creative).
These three functions are related, and individual has to be able to think, find an intelligent solution and act on it in a creative approach, in order to solve a problem; someone cannot do one without the other it is part of our cognitive process. Creativity has a great deal of thinking, someone who is an entrepreneur for example: has to be able to think out ideas that would make a business successful, without the ideas there is not innovation. Creativity always gives a person insight on one’s intelligence. Why? Because, it shows how well you can create something from scratch.