Approach and Avoidance Motivations

Another way of categorizing motivations is to consider them as either approach motivations or avoidance motivations. An approach motivation is a drive to experience a positive outcome, while an avoidance motivation is a drive to not experience a negative outcome. The relative strength of these motivations may not be equal and some research has suggested that motivations to avoid loss can …

Key Terms for Emotion & Motivation

Download a free pdf of this key terms list here: Emotion-and-Motivation-Key-Terms Find explanations and examples of all of these key terms and more here: Master Introductory Psychology: Complete Edition       multidimensional scaling valence physiological arousal James-Lange Theory of Emotion Cannon-Bard Theory of Emotion Stanley Schachter & Jerome Singer – Two-Factor Theory of Emotion appraisal misattribution of arousal Klüver-Bucy Syndrome …

Amy Cuddy on Power Posing

This is one of my favorite TED talks from a few years ago and I just realized that I never posted it here. In this video, Amy Cuddy discusses her research (and personal experience) in how our body language influences perceptions of dominance and confidence. While we probably know that posture can influence how others perceive us, it’s important to …