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There is a lot of content on this site, so I tried to break down everything in a few different ways. First, I broke down the posts by associate’s degree and bachelor’s degree classes. Second, I included a breakdown of all the categories, the most popular tags, and the sub-fields. Last, I added the most recent 10 posts and the 10 latest comments, so you can see the posts that people are interacting with the most. Learn more about this site.

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  • The Motivational Functions Occurring in Addictions

    November 21, 2019 by

    Question: Compare and contrast the motivational functions occurring in physiological and behavioral addictions. Be sure to illustrate with an example of each. Response: My mother tried to quit smoking once. I was fifteen. She had headaches so bad that nothing would take them away. She couldn’t stop shaking. She sweated profusely at all hours of… Read more

  • The Biological Theory As It Pertains to Motivation

    November 20, 2019 by

    Question: Give an overview of biological theory as it pertains to motivation. What role does the brain play in terms of motivation? Include in your answer details about brain structure and functions, as well as brain activity and emotions, as all relate to motivation.  Response: Homeostasis seems like one of the best examples of the… Read more

  • The Difference Between Free Will and Determinism

    November 19, 2019 by

    This course seems to build quite a bit on past courses I have taken, such as biopsychology and positive psychology. I guess one of the most relevant ideas I will take away from this week is the difference between free will/determinism and free act/determined act. I had to read this section a few times to… Read more

  • How Does Evolutionary and Personal History Affect Behavior?

    November 18, 2019 by

    Question: How does evolutionary history and personal history affect behavior? Provide an example. What is emotion? In what types of social settings might an individual observe the following emotions: sadness, anger, disgust, nervousness, and happiness? What is the relationship between emotion and motivation? Provide an example. Response: Evolutionary history and personal history are both internal… Read more

  • What Is Motivation?

    November 17, 2019 by

    Question: What is motivation? Does perception affect motivation? Why or why not? What are the major sources of motivation? What is motivation? Does perception affect motivation? Why or why not? What is the relationship between motivation and behavior? How is motivation demonstrated by behavior? Response: Motivation, as seen as a determinate of behavior, is the… Read more

  • Learning and Memory Presentation

    November 16, 2019 by

    Slide 3 Notes Learning and memory are deeply connected. There can be no learning without memory (Wickens, 2005). Memory is derived exclusively from learning experiences. Without learning and memory we would be mentally and psychologically dead. The brain is able to acquire complex, new information and store the memory within its vast arrays of neurons.… Read more

  • Genetics, Brain Structure, and Behavior Presentation

    November 15, 2019 by

    Slide 2 Notes Bipolar Disorder affects nearly 1.7% of the population of the United States at one time or another (Nevid & Rathus, 2005). This is a large enough percentage to warrant a thorough observation of the neurological damage and behavior changes that can accompany the disorder, as well as the causes of the illness,… Read more

  • Genetics, Brain Structure, and Behavior Paper (Bipolar Disorder)

    November 14, 2019 by

    Let’s say that a particular individual seems sad a lot of the time. Yet there are times when this particular individual wears flamboyant clothes, goes on shopping sprees, and seems a little ‘over the top’ with delusions of grandeur (Read and Purse, 2009). This person could be very moody and with no apparent explanation. It… Read more

  • Vision, Senses, and Motor Control Worksheet

    November 13, 2019 by

    Using the text for this course, the University Library, the Internet, and/or other resources answer the following questions. Your response to each question should be at least 250 words in length. 1. What role does experience play in object recognition and visual perception? Be sure to include a specific example from your experience. I would… Read more

  • The Inter-relatedness of Gender Identity and Sexual Differentiation

    November 13, 2019 by

    Gender identity and sexual differentiation form a complex, interrelated paradigm involving genetic inheritance, internal and external physiology, endocrinology, neurological structure, sexual orientation, and socio-environmental factors. Before the 1950’s gender assignment at birth was a matter of ‘predominant sex’; in other words, dependent on the external genitalia, structure of gonads, and sex chromosomes (Cohen-Kettenis, 2005). In… Read more

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