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Motivation and Emotion

Chapter six stuff.
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Homeostasis
Tendancy of all organisms to correct imbalances and deviations from their normal state is know as.
Drive Reduction Theory
States that physiological needs drive an organism to act in either random or habitual ways until its need are satisfied.
Fear of Success
The motive to avoid success.
Emotions
Feelings associated with decisions and activities.
Fundamental Needs
Biologic drives including security, hunger, and sex drives.
Cannon-Bard Theory
Theory introduced by psychologist Cannon and Bard that attributed emotion to the simultaneous activity of brain and gut reactions.
Innate Behavior
Behavior that is part of ones biological inheritance.
James-Lange Theory
Theory formulated by psychologist James and Lange that suggests that emotions are the perception of bodily changes.
Lateral Hypothalamus
Part of hypothalamus that produces hunger signals.
Motivation
Inducement to direct one's energies toward achieving a goal that has aquired meaning.
Polygraph
Machine used to measure physiological changes, particularly in lie detection.
Psychological Needs
Includes the need to belong, give and recieve love, and the need to aquire esteem.
Self-Actualization needs
Top of Maslow's hierarchy of needs includes pursuit of knowledge and beauty, other needs are usually met first.
Ventromedial Hypothalamus
Opposite of Lateral Hypothalamus, produces feelings of fullness.
Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs
Hierarchy of needs, includes Psychological needs, Fundamental needs, and Self-Actualization needs.