Motivation and Emotion

Motivation and Emotion

Motivation and Emotion

Motivation and Emotion

Synopsis

"Motivation and Emotion provides an explanation of emotional experience and aspects of human behavior using psychological, physiological, and alternative approaches. The brain mechanisms that govern motivations are discussed, and the types of emotional responses and explanations of emotional behavior are covered. The book analyzes psychological, physiological, and combined approaches to theories of motivation and emotion.

Excerpt

At this point in the book you have acquired the knowledge necessary to tackle the exam itself. Answering exam questions is a skill that this chapter shows you how to improve. Examiners obviously have first-hand knowledge about what goes wrong in exams. For example, candidates frequently do not answer the question which has been set, rather they answer the one they hoped would come up. Or they do not make effective use of the knowledge they have but just 'dump their psychology' on the page and hope the examiner will sort it out for them. a grade 'C' answer usually contains appropriate material but tends to be limited in detail and commentary. To lift such an answer to a grade 'A' or 'B' may require no more than a little more detail, better use of material and coherent organisation. It is important to appreciate it may not involve writing at any greater length, but rather necessitate the elimination of passages which do not add to the quality of the answer and some elaboration of those which do.

The essays given here are notionally written by an 18-year-old in 30 minutes and marked bearing that in mind. It is important when writing to such a tight limit that you make every sentence count. Each essay in this chapter is followed by detailed comments about its strengths and weaknesses. the most common problems to watch out for are:

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