• Introduction to Emotions Introduction to Emotions
  • Categorizing Emotions Categorizing Emotions
  • Theories of Emotion Theories of Emotion
  • Fight or Flight Response Fight or Flight Response
  • Stressed by Stress Stressed by Stress
  • Positive Psychology Positive Psychology
  • Introduction to Motivation Introduction to Motivation
  • Hunger Hunger
  • Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs


Ever wonder why some people seem to be very successful, highly motivated individuals?  Where does the energy, the drive, or the direction come from?  Motivation is an area of psychology that has gotten a great deal of attention, especially in the recent years.  The reason is because we all want to be successful, we all want direction and drive, and we all want to be seen as motivated.

What is emotion?  A feeling?  Then what is a feeling?  These terms are difficult to define and even more difficult to understand completely.  People have been attempting to understand this phenomenon for thousands of years, and will most likely debate for a thousand more.
The mainstream definition of emotion refers to a feeling state involving thoughts, physiological changes, and an outward expression or behaviour.  But what comes first?  The thought?  The physiological arousal?  The behaviour?  Or does emotion exist in a vacuum, whether or not these other components are present


Discovering Motivation and Emotion

Social Psychology

Albert Bandura

The Asch Experiment

The Milgram Experiment

The Stanford Prison Experiment