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Ch 25: MTTC Psychology: Motivation and Emotion

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Let us help you review motivation and emotion in psychology as you prepare for the MTTC Psychology Exam. Our combination of brief video lessons and self-assessment quizzes will help you correctly answer questions on this topic on the exam.

MTTC Psychology: Motivation and Emotion - Chapter Summary

The lessons in this chapter will go over the important concepts and research findings related to motivation and emotion. Use them in preparation for the MTTC Psychology Exam. The videos cover all the topics you need to know to answer these sorts of questions on the test:

  • Emotions
  • How emotions are categorized
  • The fight-or-flight response and positive psychology
  • Motivation and hunger
  • Stress
  • Abraham Maslow's hierarchy of needs

Our experienced instructors review each topic, highlighting the most important concepts and empirical evidence. The use of different approaches (narrated video lessons, transcripts and quizzes) will make it easy to recollect the information you need to know for the test.

Objectives of the MTTC Psychology: Motivation and Emotion Chapter

The MTTC Psychology Exam assesses your knowledge and understanding of all aspects of the field of psychology. Your score on the exam will be used to determine your qualifications to teach the subject. The topics outlined in this chapter correspond to those in the Behavior subarea, which makes up 29% of MTTC Psychology exam's questions. By taking the self-assessment quizzes you can check on your mastery of the material and get some practice with the types of questions that will appear on the actual exam.

There are 100 multiple-choice questions on the test. The exam is administered by computer as well as in a paper-and-pencil version on several dates each year.

9 Lessons in Chapter 25: MTTC Psychology: Motivation and Emotion
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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.

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

2. 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

3. 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.

Fight or Flight Response: Definition, Physiology & Examples

4. 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.

Understanding Stress: Eustress, Distress & Coping Strategies

5. 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.

Positive Psychology: Optimism, Self-Efficacy & Happiness

6. Positive Psychology: Optimism, Self-Efficacy & Happiness

There are folks who see the glass half-full and those who see it 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.

Theories of Motivation: Instinct, Drive Reduction & Arousal

7. 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.

Understanding Hunger: Physical & Psychological Factors

8. 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.

Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs: Definition, Theory & Pyramid

9. 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.

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