Psy/355 Week 4 Emotions Research Paper

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Emotions Paper Team A Eugene McDonie, Jeri Thomason, Kourtney Murray, & Rebbie Gardner PSY/355 Monday, May 07, 2012 Amanz Ihedioda Emotions "If I feel depressed I will sing. If I feel sad I will laugh. If I feel ill I will double my labor. If I feel fear I will plunge ahead. If I feel inferior I will wear new garments. If I feel uncertain I will raise my voice. If I feel poverty I will think of wealth to come. If I feel incompetent I will think of past success. If I feel insignificant I will remember my goals. Today I will be the master of my emotions." Mandino, Og 1976 A historical theory of emotion and arousal when relating to human motivation is personality and riskier sexual behavior discussed with motivational mediators.…show more content…
Also, another trait that humans possess is the need to feel good about one’s self and it is determination and natural incentives that drive this need to the point of satisfaction. According to the self-determination theory there are three basic natural incentives that inhabit every human: competence, relatedness, autonomy (Sheldon & Shuler 2011). How do these three traits tie together and co-exist to form the basis of social functionality? Competence in relation with the self-determination theory is “the feeling of effective and efficacious in ones behavior” (Sheldon & Shuler 2011). No person in the world wants to feel like they are stupid or ignorant in the eyes of society. Competence is sought after majorly for the approval of one’s surrounding peers. For example, the percentage of college graduates per year is 1.75 million students that go on to become someone useful in the world. Why are there so many more attending colleges than say, thirty years ago? Maybe a lot of people realize that without an education then a comfortable life style is nearly impossible. So as we can see why competence is one of the natural incentives for…show more content…
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