Phyllis Young Only Emotion and Motivation


Theories of Emotion and Motivation


The topics of emotion and motivation have been studied from a number of different theoretical perspectives, including physiological psychology, behaviorism, psychoanalytic psychology, cognitive psychology, and humanistic psychology.


Based on your research and your own thoughtful analysis, answer the following questions and separate by question:

 Is emotion a physiological event, a cognitive event, a perceptual event, or a combination of these variables?



 How can you explain the concept of motivation, and how is motivation tied to emotion? Defend your answer citing research in the text and optional readings.





 In your opinion, which of the extant theories of emotion seems to best explain emotion and motivation?


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