Chapter 11: Emotions and Motivations

Learning Objectives

  • Explain the biological experience of emotion.
  • Summarize the psychological theories of emotion.
  • Give examples of the ways that emotion is communicated.
  • Define stress and review the body’s physiological responses to it.
  • Summarize the negative health consequences of prolonged stress.
  • Explain the differences in how people respond to stress.
  • Review the methods that are successful in coping with stress.
  • Understand the important role of positive emotions and happiness in responding to stress.
  • Understand the factors that increase, and do not increase, happiness.
  • Understand the biological and social responses that underlie eating behaviour.
  • Understand the psychological and physiological responses that underlie sexual behaviour.