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 →

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Motivation Evaluation

Les Brown (n.d.), the famous big band player, once said, “We all need some form of deeply rooted, powerful motivation – it empowers us to overcome obstacles so we can live our dreams.” This quote hits at the very center of the need for motivation. I mean, why do we need to be motivated? Put... Continue Reading →

Motivation Theories: Freud and Rogers

Post a 200- to 300-word response to the following: With which of the motivation theories do you agree most? I do not always agree with Freud’s outlook on the psychology of the human mind but in the area of motivation, psychoanalysis holds its own. I do agree with Freud that sexual fulfillment (life instincts) and... Continue Reading →

The Effect of Positive Psychology Course

Post your response to the following: In what ways has the information in this course changed your life? Your personal belief system? Your understanding of your fellow human beings? How have you implemented the concepts from this course in your life? You know, what I am taking away from this course is a better understanding... Continue Reading →

Motivation of Approach Goals and Avoidance Goals

Post your response to the following: Earning your degree takes dedication, commitment, and time. The motivation that drives you through the tough times and keeps you focused is the foundation for your commitment. Discuss whether your motivations for striving are intrinsic, introjected, identified, or extrinsic. Wow, as I read the four definitions I was struck... Continue Reading →

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