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Ch 9: Emotion in Psychology: Homeschool Curriculum

About This Chapter

The Emotion in Psychology unit of this High School Psychology Homeschool course is designed to help homeschooled students learn about the development of common motives and emotions. Parents can use the short videos to introduce topics, break up lessons and keep students engaged.

Who's it for?

This unit of our High School Psychology Homeschool course will benefit any student who is trying to learn about the categorization of different emotions. There is no faster or easier way to learn about psychology. Among those who would benefit are:

  • Students who require an efficient, self-paced course of study to learn about the correlation between emotions and behavior.
  • Homeschool parents looking to spend less time preparing lessons and more time teaching.
  • Homeschool parents who need a psychology curriculum that appeals to multiple learning types (visual or auditory).
  • Gifted students and students with learning differences.

How it works:

  • Students watch a short, fun video lesson that covers a specific unit topic.
  • Students and parents can refer to the video transcripts to reinforce learning.
  • Short quizzes and an emotion in psychology unit exam confirm understanding or identify any topics that require review.

Emotion in Psychology Unit Objectives:

  • Learn about the fight or flight response.
  • Discover how memory is affected by emotion.
  • Examine the effects of emotion on cognition.
  • Explain how problem-solving is influenced by motivation.
  • Study the Cannon-Bard and James-Lange theories of emotion.

8 Lessons in Chapter 9: Emotion in Psychology: Homeschool Curriculum
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Emotions in Psychology: Definition, Biological Components & Survival

1. Emotions in Psychology: Definition, Biological Components & Survival

When railroad worker Phineas Gage's brain was injured in 1848, his emotions completely changed. Find out what parts of the brain affect your emotional intelligence and what made Phineas go from happy-go-lucky guy to crabby curmudgeon.

How Motives & Emotions Develop

2. How Motives & Emotions Develop

Emotions and motives (or motivation) are very closely linked to each other, but psychologists don't always agree on how they develop. In this lesson, we'll examine some of the major theories on how emotions and motivation develop in people.

Categories of Emotion: 6 Basic Emotions, Oppositional Pairs & Biology

3. Categories of Emotion: 6 Basic Emotions, Oppositional Pairs & Biology

Have you ever wondered why you can react to danger before you even really realize it's there? Or why you can recognize an expression of happiness on someone's face, no matter where the person is from? Find out the answers to these questions and more in this lesson about the different types of emotions and how the brain processes them.

Theories of Emotion: James-Lange, Cannon-Bard, Two-Factor & Facial Feedback Hypothesis

4. Theories of Emotion: James-Lange, Cannon-Bard, Two-Factor & Facial Feedback Hypothesis

Have you ever wondered how your emotions are related to your physical reactions? Does your heart beat fast because you're excited, or are you excited because your heart is beating fast? Psychologists have taken a turn at figuring out how our physiological reactions are connected to emotions. Take a look at this lesson for more on the most important theories of emotion.

How Emotions Affect Behavior

5. How Emotions Affect Behavior

The way we act is often influenced by the way we feel. But how, exactly, do emotions and behavior work together? In this lesson, we'll explore how emotions affect behavior, looking at the specific examples of motivation and aggression.

James-Lange & Cannon-Bard Theories of Emotion

6. James-Lange & Cannon-Bard Theories of Emotion

Have you ever wondered whether we have a bodily reaction or an emotional reaction to an event first? We will be looking at some theories from James-Lange, Cannon-Bard, and Schatchter-Singer that ask that same question.

Fight or Flight Response: Definition, Physiology & Examples

7. Fight or Flight Response: Definition, Physiology & Examples

A squirrel caught in headlights or the cock that fights to the death? Do you know what makes us choose between freezing, running or fighting back? And what's happening inside of you all the while? This lesson answers all of your fight-or-flight questions.

Effects of Motivation & Emotion on Perception, Cognition & Behavior

8. Effects of Motivation & Emotion on Perception, Cognition & Behavior

In this lesson, we'll discuss how motivation influences learning and the ways that emotions contribute to our perceptions. You'll hear about two specific ways of approaching goals and consider how your own tendencies fit with these categories.

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