Motivation Theories Presentation

Slide 3 Notes The motivation of behavior is a complex internal disposition predicated on biological and environmental factors, mediated by choice (Deckers, 2005). Incentives and motives exist in both our internal and external environment, and act to inform our motivations. What is more, incentives comprise an interactive duality of anticipated rewards and inhibition of aversive... Continue Reading →

Sources of Motivation Paper

Abstract The purpose of this paper is to examine the interaction between motivation and behavior, as a derivative of choice. Evolution and identity are also addressed as sources of motivation. The paper concludes that motivation is the bar used to leverage motives against behavior, balanced on the fulcrum of choice.  Sources of Motivation Paper The... Continue Reading →

Sensation, Perception, and Attention

Sensation and perception are very active processes. A sensation is an act of translation, converting external stimuli into an internal version or representation (Kowalski & Westen, 2005). People also orient themselves to stimuli to capture sights, sounds and smells that are relevant to them. Like sensation, perception is an active process: It organizes and interprets sensations.... Continue Reading →

Characteristics of a Living Organism

Ten characteristics distinguish an object or thing from an actual living organism. All 10 characteristics must be present simultaneously in order for something to be considered living. The following table lists four of the 10 characteristics that make up a living organism. Fill in the remaining six characteristics: Characteristics of a Living Organism 1. Composed... Continue Reading →

Personality Theory Presentation

Slide 1 Behaviorism and social-learning theory both seek to describe human behavior in the context of social learning and culture. These viewpoints exclude any affect genetic information plays in behavior, but rather only consider observable behavior shaped by our environment. Slide 2 In order to put things in perspective it is important to understand that... Continue Reading →

Personal Experiences: Personality

Post a 200- to 300-word response to the following: Do you think this event changed your personality? If it has changed your personality, how has your personality been changed? If the event has not changed your personality, why not? Never mind the details, but when I was 15 I dropped out of school and went... Continue Reading →

Creatures and Creators of Our Personal World

Post your response to the following: The text states that the most significant contribution positive psychology makes to the scientific study of well-being is the assessment of specific strengths. The text summarizes positive psychology as being aware that humans are both creatures and creators of their personal and social worlds. What does this statement mean... Continue Reading →

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