Unit 8 Power Point:
here are two articles you could pick one and read and write a response to for extra credit (5 pts) on your test. Needs to be at least a page and not a summary of the article but what you think about it.
A Molecule of Motivation, Dopamine Excels at Its Task
Procrastination: Ten Things to Know
Unit 8 Motivation Project
- MotivationandEmotion(6–8%) In this part of the course, students explore biological and social factors that motivate behavior and biological and cultural factors that influence emotion . AP students in psychology should be able to do the following:
- Identify and apply basic motivational concepts to understand the behavior of humans and other animals (e .g ., instincts, incentives, intrinsic versus extrinsic motivation) .
- Discuss the biological underpinnings of motivation, including needs, drives, and homeostasis .
- Compare and contrast motivational theories (e .g ., drive reduction theory, arousal theory, general adaptation theory), including the strengths and weaknesses of each .
- Describe classic research findings in specific motivation systems (e .g ., eating, sex, social)
- Discuss theories of stress and the effects of stress on psychological and physical well-being .
- Compare and contrast major theories of emotion (e .g ., James–Lange, Cannon– Bard, Schachter two-factor theory)
- Describe how cultural influences shape emotional expression, including variations in body language
- Identify key contributors in the psychology of motivation and emotion (e .g ., William James, Alfred Kinsey, Abraham Maslow, Stanley Schachter, Hans Selye) .