Psychology Unit 10

If you want to learn, come to our seminar.

Instinct theory, drive-reduction theory, humanistic theory, sociocultural theory

Wednesday, Jan. 7th 2015 at 10am

45 Downtown Plaza

Fairmont, MN

With the instinct theory, you are going to learn about behavior patterns and about them being generally transmitted from generation to generation. Explains learning, behavior, and motivation. Will emphasize your biological needs. You will learn how the humanistic theory will emphasize the study of the whole person. Learn about the 5 different needs in the pyramid. Psychological needs, safety needs, belonging needs, esteem needs, and self actualization. Sociocultural theorists believe that the food people are is shaped by culture. Find out why people need to satisfy a babies needs right away.

Psychological needs that stimulate senses.

Wednesday, Jan. 14th 2015 at 10am

45 Downtown Plaza

Fairmont, MN

Everyone wants sensory stimulation, but some people need it more than others. Why is that? If someone is in the state of sensory deprivation, they will have a loss of something. Something they have everyday that they need to live with to basically survive. Like food for instance. If a person goes everyday with having three meals a day, and then one day you all of a sudden take that persons right to eat food away, their body is going to react in a bad way because it does not have what it is use to having. Food.

Performance & learning goals.

Wednesday, Jan. 21st 2015 at 10am

45 Downtown Plaza

Fairmont, MN

With your psychological needs, there are two major goals that this seminar is going to focus on. Performance goals and learning goals. Performance goals deal with things like getting accepted into a college, winning something, avoiding criticism. Learning goals deals more with motivation or motivators.

Extrinsic & intrinsic rewards.

Wednesday, Jan. 28th 2015 at 10am

45 Downtown Plaza

Fairmont, MN

The two major rewards are extrinsic and intrinsic rewards. These two rewards have to deal with being happy with yourself. With extrinsic rewards, something in the lines of getting all A's for your semester or successfully making your favorite dessert would be put into this category. Say you have a volleyball game this evening, and a d1 college recruiter is coming to watch you. Is you end the game with 15 total hits, you may be satisfied with yourself in knowing you impressed the recruiter.

How management can invoke, or promote, positive emotions

Wednesday, Feb. 4th 2015 at 10am

45 Downtown Plaza

Fairmont, MN

In this seminar, we will be discussing 5 theories that have to deal with emotion and where our emotion comes from and why. The opponent-process theory, thought of by Richard Solomon, is believed that emotions come in pairs. Say that at one point you have extreme excitement because you're going to the water park, but then it starts to storm, so your excitement will turn into extreme sadness. The commonsense approach, deals with believing that knowing right from wrong in a sense. The James-Lang theory, founded by William James and Karl Lange, believe that certain situations trigger reactions which are called instinctive bodily response patterns. They both suggest that if you are able to change your feelings, then you will be able to change your behavior. The cannon-brand theory is believed that emotions accompany the bodily responses that are aroused by and external stimulus. The last theory we will talk about is the theory of cannon of cognitive approval states that the body reacts in physically similar ways even if different emotions are being experienced.