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AP Psychology:  Unit VIII Motivation & Emotion

AP Psychology: Unit VIII Motivation & Emotion

Author: Leah Kurtz
Description:
  • Identify and apply basic motivational concepts to understand the behavior of humans and other animals (e.g., instincts, incentives, intrinsic versus extrinsic motivation).
  • Discuss the biological underpinnings of motivation, including needs, drives, and homeostasis.
  • Compare and contrast motivational theories (e.g., drive reduction theory, arousal theory, general adaptation theory), including the strengths and weaknesses of each.
  • Describe classic research findings in specific motivation systems (e.g., eating, sex, social).
  • Discuss theories of stress and the effects of stress on psychological and physical well-being.
  • Compare and contrast major theories of emotion (e.g., James–Lange, Cannon–Bard, Schachter two-factor theory).
  • Describe how cultural influences shape emotional expression, including variations in body language.
  • Identify key contributors in the psychology of motivation and emotion (e.g., William James, Alfred Kinsey, Abraham Maslow, Stanley Schachter, Hans Selye).

In this unit, you will view the videos and PowerPoints, then take a short quiz to assess your understanding of the materials.

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Tutorial

Crash Course Psychology: The Power of Motivation

Crash Course Psychology is a great YouTube channel with short videos providing overviews of topics we will discuss this year.

Crash Course Psychology: Feeling All the Feels

Crash Course Psychology is a great YouTube channel with short videos providing overviews of topics we will discuss this year.

Crash Course Psychology: Emotions, Stress, and Health

Crash Course Psychology is a great YouTube channel with short videos providing overviews of topics we will discuss this year.

Crash Course Psychology: Eating and Body Dysmorphic Disorders

Crash Course Psychology is a great YouTube channel with short videos providing overviews of topics we will discuss this year.

PowerPoint: Motivation, Emotion, and Stress

Unit VIII: Research Article - Motivation

Throughout A.P. Psychology, you will have the opportunity to apply course content to various Research Studies that have occurred throughout the history of Psychology. After reading each assigned research study, you will be required to respond/react to the following questions via www.turnitin.com:

1. Provide background information of the study at hand. Who was/were the researcher(s) involved in this study? What question(s) were they attempting to answer? What were their hypotheses/theories?

2. Describe the researchers’ methods. How did they test their hypothesis?

3. What were the results of this study?

4. What were the researchers’ conclusions? Was their hypothesis correct? How so?

5. In what ways were their findings significant?

6. Discuss recent applications of this study. If you were asked to modify this study in some way, how would you go about doing so?

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Source: Forty Studies that Changed Psychology: Explorations into the History of Psychological Research - By Roger R. Hock

Unit VIII Research Article - Emotion

Read the attached research article, and answer the following questions via turnitin.com by the due date:

1. Provide background information of the study at hand. Who was/were the researcher(s) involved in this study? What question(s) were they attempting to answer? What were their hypotheses/theories?

2. Describe the researchers’ methods. How did they test their hypothesis?

3. What were the results of this study?

4. What were the researchers’ conclusions? Was their hypothesis correct? How so?

5. In what ways were their findings significant?

6. Discuss recent applications of this study. If you were asked to modify this study in some way, how would you go about doing so?

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Source: Forty Studies that Changed Psychology: Explorations into the History of Psychological Research - By Roger R. Hock