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Psychology 315: Psychology of Motivation

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In Psychology 315, you'll learn from expert instructors who closely examine the psychology of motivation. These simple and engaging lessons can be used for test preparation, homework help, independent learning, professional development and more.
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12 chapters in Psychology 315: Psychology of Motivation

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Lesson 1 - Parts of the Brain Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[16].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[16].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - Prefrontal Cortex: Definition, Function & Development Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[57101].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[57101].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - What is the Limbic System in the Brain? - Definition, Functions & Parts Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[10468].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[10468].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - Amygdala's Role in Emotion: Function & Overview Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4924].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4924].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - Basal Ganglia: Definition & Function Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[53920].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[53920].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - The Dopamine Reward Circuit: Structures & Function Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[478161].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[478161].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - Hypothalamus: Function, Role & Definition Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4926].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4926].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 8 - What is Cortisol? - Definition, Function & Deficiency Symptoms Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[28514].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[28514].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 9 - What is Testosterone? - Definition, Production & Therapy Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[57215].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[57215].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 10 - What Is Oxytocin? - Definition, Function & Side Effects Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[16419].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[16419].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 1 - Arousal in Psychology: Definition Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[53890].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[53890].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - Drive Reduction Theory of Motivation: Definition & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4935].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4935].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - Homeostatic Imbalance: Definition & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[62616].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[62616].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - Water Balance in the Body: Healthy Intake & Output Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[25665].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[25665].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - Understanding Hunger: Physical & Psychological Factors Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[63].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[63].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - The Sexual Response Cycle Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[47568].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[47568].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - The Evolutionary Theory of Love: Definition, Examples & Predictions Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[7120].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[7120].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 8 - Physical Traits and Attraction: Symmetry, Ratios & the ''Babyface'' Phenomenon Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[7114].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[7114].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 1 - Intrinsic Motivation in Psychology: Definition, Examples & Factors Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[7161].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[7161].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - Extrinsic Motivation in Psychology: Definition, Examples & Types Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[7171].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[7171].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - Pull & Push Theories of Motivation Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[303513].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[303513].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - Reinforcer: Definition & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4722].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4722].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - Punishments in Psychology: Definition & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3356].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3356].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - Self-Determination Theory: Capacity, Strategy & Control Beliefs Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1856].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1856].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 1 - Locke's Goal-Setting Theory: Using Goals to Advance Motivation Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2117].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2117].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - Personal Goal Setting: Definition & Ideas Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[53836].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[53836].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - Fixed vs. Growth Mindset Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[155141].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[155141].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - The Theory of Cognitive Dissonance in Psychology Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[20165].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[20165].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - Effort Justification: Aronson & Mills Study, Examples & Applications Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[7421].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[7421].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - Self-Perception Theory: Definition and Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[7415].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[7415].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - How Goals Contribute to Well-Being Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[47161].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[47161].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 8 - Wrosch's Principle of Goal Disengagement Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[478177].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[478177].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 1 - Emotions in Psychology: Definition, Biological Components & Survival Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[56].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[56].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - Theories of Emotion: James-Lange, Cannon-Bard, Two-Factor & Facial Feedback Hypothesis Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[58].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[58].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - Ekman's Six Basic Emotions: List & Definitions Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4936].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4936].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - Circumplex Model of Emotion Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[181041].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[181041].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - Self-Conscious Emotions: Types & Differences Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[478187].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[478187].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - What are Emotions and Moods? - Types & Sources Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[7091].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[7091].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - How Positive Moods and Negative State Relief Affect Prosocial Behavior Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[7077].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[7077].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 8 - Emotional Contagion: Definition & Theory Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[8804].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[8804].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 9 - Richard Lazarus's Theory of Stress Appraisal Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[20342].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[20342].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 10 - Emotion Regulation: Definition, Theory & Strategies Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[8805].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[8805].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 1 - Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs: Definition, Theory & Pyramid Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[64].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[64].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - Self-Actualization: Definition & Explanation Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3360].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3360].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - Humanistic Psychology & Carl Rogers' Theory of Personality Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[81].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[81].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - Unconditional Positive Regard: Definition & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[5349].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[5349].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - Positive Psychology: Optimism, Self-Efficacy & Happiness Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[61].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[61].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - What Is Happiness? - Definition & Explanation Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4964].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4964].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - Criticisms of Humanistic Psychology Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[47311].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[47311].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional

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