Resources: Ch. 7 & 8 of Discovering Psychology and Motivation and Emotion – Interactive Tutorial

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University of Phoenix Material Motivation and Emotion Worksheet Resources: Ch. 7 & 8 of Discovering Psychology and Motivation and Emotion – Interactive Tutorial Discuss the following as a team and provide a brief summary of the each discussion. The word count for individual answers may vary but your responses should total 500- to 800-words for the entire worksheet. 1. Describe three approaches to motivation. Explain how each approach affects motivation. There are many different types of motivations; some are needs and wants, although these are very different, it’s still a type of motivation. One type of motivation is an incentive. An incentive motivates you to do something else, for example if your given a quota at work…show more content…
According to cognitive appraisal theory, how you cognitively appraise the personal significance of an event will determine the emotion that you experience. Go to any popular sports bar during a big playoff game and you’ll see evidence of this viewpoint. Two friends, each passionately rooting for a different team, will have very different emotional responses to the winning foal-even though the emotion producing stimulus is exactly the same. Whether a sports fan experiences elation or dismay depends on that the event means to him personally. 3. Choose one positive and one negative emotion related to being a student. Provide one example for each of how these emotions may affect your performance in class. One positive emotion of being a student is being happy to know at the end of 3 to 4 years we will graduate. This happy emotion makes class work less stressful. This is called a subjective emotion. A negative emotion would be a physical emotion. A physical emotion affects our performance in class when we do our power point presentation we get nervous. When someone gets nervous they start to forget things and that’s not good for our grade. 4. Summarize two theories of intelligence. What are the benefits and drawbacks to intelligence testing? There are many types of theories of intelligences one type of intelligence is called practical intelligence which is the ability to adapt to the environment and often reflects what is commonly

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