Arousal and Its Role in Motivation

Question: Describe in detail what arousal is as well as the role it plays in motivation, emotion, and behavior. Be sure to include the more prominent theories in your discussion. Response: Back to the analogy of the bow and arrow, the arrows represent the incentives that exist in the environment and in our minds. Motives... Continue Reading →

How Does Evolutionary and Personal History Affect Behavior?

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... Continue Reading →

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