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- Definition and overview of motivation
- Instinct and drive reduction theories
- Needs and Maslow's hierarchy
- Role of culture in personality
- Physical and psychological factors affecting hunger
- Various influences on obesity
- Maintaining a healthy weight
- Impact of sensory deprivation
- The drive to achieve
- Definition and examples of balance theory
- Theory of cognitive dissonance
- Contributions of Stanley Schachter
- Categories of emotions and emotion theory
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1. Theories of Motivation: Instinct, Drive Reduction & Arousal
Motivation is a word we've all heard: whether we're asked if we're feeling motivated or, even, what our motivations are. Where does the desire to do something come from? This lesson presents and explains three of the main theories on motivation.
2. Instinct Theory of Motivation: Overview
Ever wonder why or how we know how to do certain actions as babies without ever learning them? Babies know how to suck to get nutrition from milk. Birds know how to make nests for shelter. Some would say that this is due to instincts. Learn about instinct theories of motivation in this lesson.
3. Drive Reduction Theory of Motivation: Definition & Examples
There is nothing as motivating to you as the need to eat and drink. You are driven by these biological needs, but why do you work? You are sitting at this computer, not out there finding deer to hunt or edible plants to eat. Why?
4. Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs: Definition, Theory & Pyramid
Why is it that when some of our needs aren't met, it's almost impossible to concentrate on other ones? Psychologist Abraham Maslow spent his career looking for these answers. Watch this lesson to learn about some of his most important conclusions.
5. Sociocultural Perspective: Definition & Examples
Does your race, religion, or gender shape the way you interact with the world? If you think culture can help us understand a person's behavior, then you may already know a little about the sociocultural perspective in psychology.
6. Understanding Hunger: Physical & Psychological Factors
Finding a way to address our hunger is one of the main motivators we have as living beings. But hunger isn't all about your stomach; your brain plays a key role in how you get the message that it's time to refuel. Watch this lesson for details on how hunger works from the brain's perspective.
7. Factors Contributing to Overweight and Obesity Problems
Sometimes our hands are tied with respect to what happens in life. But not always. In this lesson, you'll learn that despite the apparently uncontrollable risk factors for obesity, two important, controllable aspects may help you overcome the possibility of obesity.
8. Maintaining a Healthy Weight: Strategies, Methods & Effectiveness
Three major but important strategies can help you maintain a healthy weight. Throughout this lesson, we'll take a look at exercise, diet, and (believe it or not) sleep as important strategies for achieving this goal.
9. Sensory Deprivation: The Impact on Human Development
What is sensory deprivation? What are its impacts on human development? Learn the answers to these questions and more in this lesson, then test your knowledge with a quiz!
10. Achievement Motivation: Theory & Definition
What motivates you in life? In this lesson, we will focus on achievement as the prime factor of motivation and how it influences some to set and accomplish goals.
11. Balance Theory in Psychology: Definition & Examples
This lesson will use examples to examine Fritz Heider's Balance Theory. You will learn how Balance Theory views our psychological comfort level based on different relationship dynamics.
12. Cognitive Dissonance in Psychology: Theory, Examples & Definition
Cognitive dissonance is the discomfort you feel when you do something that's against your beliefs. Read on to find out more about the theory of cognitive dissonance, discover examples from real life, and test your knowledge with a quiz.
13. Stanley Schachter: Affiliation & Anxiety
What brings us together, and how can anxiety impact this? These were questions asked by psychologist Stanley Schachter. In this lesson, we'll look at Schachter's studies and see what conclusions he drew.
14. 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.
15. 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.
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Other chapters within the Holt Psychology Principles in Practice: Online Textbook Help course
- Holt Psychology - Principles in Practice Chapter 1: What is Psychology?
- Holt Psychology - Principles in Practice Chapter 2: Psychological Methods
- Holt Psychology - Principles in Practice Chapter 3: Biology & Behavior
- Holt Psychology - Principles in Practice Chapter 4: Sensation & Perception
- Holt Psychology - Principles in Practice Chapter 5: Consciousness
- Holt Psychology - Principles in Practice Chapter 6: Learning & Cognition
- Holt Psychology - Principles in Practice Chapter 7: Memory
- Holt Psychology - Principles in Practice Chapter 8: Thinking & Language
- Holt Psychology - Principles in Practice Chapter 9: Intelligence
- Holt Psychology - Principles in Practice Chapter 10: Infancy & Childhood
- Holt Psychology - Principles in Practice Chapter 11: Adolescence
- Holt Psychology - Principles in Practice Chapter 12: Adulthood
- Holt Psychology - Principles in Practice Chapter 12: Adulthood - Death & Dying
- Holt Psychology - Principles in Practice Chapter 14: Theories of Personality
- Holt Psychology - Principles in Practice Chapter 15: Psychological Tests
- Holt Psychology - Principles in Practice Chapter 16: Gender Roles
- Holt Psychology - Principles in Practice Chapter 17: Stress & Health
- Holt Psychology - Principles in Practice Chapter 18: Psychological Disorders
- Holt Psychology - Principles in Practice Chapter 19: Methods of Therapy
- Holt Psychology - Principles in Practice Chapter 20: Social Cognition
- Holt Psychology - Principles in Practice Chapter 21: Social Interaction