Ch 12: Worth Publishers Psychology Chapter 11: What Drives Us

About This Chapter

The What Drives Us chapter of this Worth Publishers Psychology Companion Course helps students learn the important psychological theories and constructs associated with human motivation and drives. Each of these simple and fun video lessons is about five minutes long and is sequenced to align with the What Drives Us textbook chapter.

How It Works:

  • Identify the lessons in Worth Publishers What Drives Us chapter with which you need help.
  • Find the corresponding video lessons with this companion course chapter.
  • Watch fun videos that cover the motivation topics you need to learn or review.
  • Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
  • If you need additional help, rewatch the videos until you've mastered the material or submit a question for one of our instructors.

Students will study:

  • Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs
  • Hunger and appetite
  • Factors that contribute to obesity
  • The sexual response cycle
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • How hormones and stimuli influence sexual motivation and behavior
  • Adolescent sexual development
  • Sexual attitudes, behavior and values in adolescence
  • Sexual orientation
  • The need to belong
  • Social networks and the need for support
  • Organizational psychology and its subfields
  • Employee behavior and motivation

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16 Lessons in Chapter 12: Worth Publishers Psychology Chapter 11: What Drives Us
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Theories of Motivation: Instinct, Drive Reduction & Arousal

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.

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

2. 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.

Understanding Hunger: Physical & Psychological Factors

3. 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.

What Drives Us to Eat? - Influence of Hunger & Appetite

4. What Drives Us to Eat? - Influence of Hunger & Appetite

Appetite and hunger involve the interaction of your brain and hormones, and they are further influenced by external cues. Learn about the role the hypothalamus, vagus nerve, leptin, ghrelin and neuropeptide Y play in driving your desire to eat.

Factors Contributing to Overweight and Obesity Problems

5. 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.

The Sexual Response Cycle

6. The Sexual Response Cycle

The following lesson discusses the set of physiological responses the human body undergoes during intercourse as discovered by researchers Masters and Johnson. After the lesson, test your new knowledge with our brief quiz.

What Is a Sexual Dysfunction? - Definition, Phases & Types

7. What Is a Sexual Dysfunction? - Definition, Phases & Types

What happens when an otherwise healthy adult can't enjoy sex? In this lesson, we'll look at the four phases of sexual activity and sexual dysfunctions that can occur in each phase. In addition, we'll look at some common causes of sexual dysfunction.

Sexual Development and Maturation of the Adolescent

8. Sexual Development and Maturation of the Adolescent

In this lesson, explore the changes that take place during puberty. You will meet Dick and Jane as they experience these changes, and you will be able to test your knowledge with a quiz at the end.

Sexuality in Adolescence: Attitudes, Behaviors, & Values

9. Sexuality in Adolescence: Attitudes, Behaviors, & Values

Puberty brings with it many changes, including new sexual feelings. Watch this lesson to find out more about sexual development in adolescence, including the differences in how early adolescents and later adolescents approach sexuality.

Sexual Orientation: Definition & Facts

10. Sexual Orientation: Definition & Facts

Studying sexual orientation can help you understand how a person's feelings and sense of identity are involved. It may or may not be evident in the person's appearance or behavior. Explore this subject and test yourself with a quiz.

The Human Need to Belong

11. The Human Need to Belong

Humans have a need to belong and form relationships. This lesson will discuss why this need is important, where it may have come from, and what happens when it isn't being met.

The Role of Social Networks and Support in Abnormal Functioning

12. The Role of Social Networks and Support in Abnormal Functioning

Everybody needs a friend sometimes. In this lesson, we'll look at the impact of social support on people who are suffering from mental illness. We'll also examine two major hypotheses as to why social support helps people with psychological issues.

The Effects of Social Networking on Individuals

13. The Effects of Social Networking on Individuals

After completing this lesson, you will be able to explain what social networking is and describe some of the possible effects that using social networking websites might have on people.

What Is Organizational Psychology?

14. What Is Organizational Psychology?

Want a career that involves working with people and also businesses? Organizational psychology deals with the intersection of people and business. In this lesson, we'll look at the details of what organizational psychology is and what it entails.

Industrial-Organizational Psychology: Definition & Subfields

15. Industrial-Organizational Psychology: Definition & Subfields

The following lesson describes the field of psychology that focuses on the interactions that take place in the working world. This field is also known as industrial-organizational psychology.

Behavioral Management Theory: Understanding Employee Behavior & Motivation

16. Behavioral Management Theory: Understanding Employee Behavior & Motivation

Behavioral management theory was developed in response to the need to account for employee behavior and motivation. The shift moved management from a production orientation (classical leadership theory) to a leadership style focused on the workers' human need for work-related satisfaction and good working conditions.

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