Ch 9: Thoughts, Emotions & Behavior

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Thoughts, Emotions & Behavior- Chapter Summary

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  • Differentiate between creative and analytical thinking
  • List and describe three theories on motivation
  • Discuss the history and conclusions of Maslow's hierarchy of needs
  • Describe how perception, cognition and behavior are impacted by motivation and emotion
  • Explain the relationship between physiological reactions and our emotions
  • Define and discuss the theory of emotional contagion
  • Provide the definition and a description of bereavement
  • Identify and discuss Freudian's defense mechanisms

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8 Lessons in Chapter 9: Thoughts, Emotions & Behavior
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Analytical Intelligence, Divergent Thinking & Creativity

1. Analytical Intelligence, Divergent Thinking & Creativity

Some people tend to think more analytically, while some are creative thinkers by nature. Is creativity an important skill for solving problems? In this lesson, we'll learn the differences between creative and analytical thinking and discover ways to nurture creative thinking.

Theories of Motivation: Instinct, Drive Reduction & Arousal

2. 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.

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

3. 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.

Effects of Motivation & Emotion on Perception, Cognition & Behavior

4. 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.

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

5. 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.

Emotional Contagion: Definition & Theory

6. Emotional Contagion: Definition & Theory

Ever wonder why you're happier around happy people and annoyed around annoyed people? There is a phenomenon called emotional contagion that explains this! Find out more in this lesson.

What is Bereavement? - Definition & Explanation

7. What is Bereavement? - Definition & Explanation

Bereavement is the period of sadness that you feel when you lose someone. Learn about bereavement, how it is related to grief and mourning, and the differences in bereavement between adults and children.

Freudian Defense Mechanisms: Definition, Levels & Examples

8. Freudian Defense Mechanisms: Definition, Levels & Examples

Do you think that defense mechanisms are what happen in the football field and coping mechanisms are what a team does when the quarterback is injured? Think again. These are just two of the list of Freud's terms used to categorize how we react to life's curve balls. Watch this lesson to get the whole picture.

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