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- Emotion basics
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- Fight or flight responses
- Positive psychology
- Motivation basics
- Hunger and motivation
- Maslow's hierarchy of needs
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.
2. Self-Motivation Techniques & Examples
Some people live their life with intense fervor. They are highly self-motivated, productive and successful. Learn the definition of self-motivation, intrinsic versus extrinsic motivators, as well as techniques to increase self-motivation in this lesson.
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.
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.
5. 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.
6. Understanding Stress: Eustress, Distress & Coping Strategies
Most people have to deal with stress on a regular basis. But do you know what it's really doing to your body? Learn more about the reasons behind feeling stressed as well as common strategies to not let the stress get to you.
7. Positive Psychology: Optimism, Self-Efficacy & Happiness
There are folks who see the glass half-full and those who see if half-empty. But it's the same glass, so why does it matter what kind you are? Find out just how big of an impact your answer to this common question can have on how you live your life.
8. 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.
9. 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.
10. 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.
11. 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.
12. Cannon-Bard Theory Of Emotion: Example, Overview
Learn about the Cannon-Bard theory of emotion and how it differs from two other founding theories of emotion. Then, test your understanding with a quiz.
13. Emotion - Disgust: Definition & Explanation
In this lesson, we will discuss disgust. We'll define the emotion and see how it's important to human survival, as well as examine the correlation between disgust and aggression. At the end, you can test your knowledge with a quiz.
14. Emotion Regulation: Definition, Theory & Strategies
What is emotion regulation? How do people view it and is there a way to learn it? Learn about a common theory of how social interactions leads to success or failure based on how one controls and regulates their emotions.
15. Emotional Growth: Definition & Overview
Ever wonder why you cry at the end of 'Old Yeller'? Or why you get so mad when your favorite football team loses? It's based on emotions, and those responses you have come from your childhood development. This lesson will cover emotions, how they develop, and how they can be used!
16. Intrinsic Motivators: Examples & Overview
What are intrinsic motivators and why are they important? This lesson takes you through the definition, the significance, and some examples of intrinsic motivators.
17. James-Lange Theory Of Emotion: Overview
In this lesson, we'll discuss the James-Lange theory of emotion proposed by William James and Carl Lange. Learn about emotions and the James-Lange theory, then test your knowledge with a quiz.
18. Maslow's Physiological Needs: Examples & Definition
Learn about Maslow's lowest stage in the hierarchy of needs, apply Maslow's physiological stage to your life and experiences, and test your knowledge with a quiz.
19. Self-Fulfillment: Definition & Explanation
What is your ideal version of yourself? How will you go about achieving your personal goals? In this lesson, we will discuss the theory of self-fulfillment, its role in a society, and how people in different societies have viewed its merits.
20. What Is Eustress? - Definition & Examples
A great many things in the world create stress, and we are constantly reminded of how bad stress is for us emotionally and physically. But eustress is quite literally a good form of stress that can actually increase our performance at a task and our general happiness and sense of well-being.
21. What is Self-Esteem? - Definition, Six Pillars & Issues
High self-esteem is linked to both physical and psychological health. Read this lesson to learn exactly what self-esteem is, and how it can be improved.
22. How to Build Self-Efficacy in the Workplace
Read this lesson to learn three different ways employers can help increase the self-efficacy of their employees. You'll also see that an increase in self-efficacy will in turn, lead to an increase in productivity.
23. Emotional Processing: Definition & Theory
How do people overcome grief or a fear of spiders? This lesson tells how emotional processing helps individuals cope with stressful events, how processing deficits can produce mental health issues (like phobia) and lists likely treatment.
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