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PSY 101 - Introduction to Psychology - Textbook

Learning Outcomes

  • Define intrinsic and extrinsic motivation
  • Understand that instincts, drive reduction, self-efficacy, and social motives have all been proposed as theories of motivation
  • Explain the basic concepts associated with Maslow’s hierarchy of needs
  • Describe how hunger and eating are regulated
  • Differentiate between levels of overweight and obesity and the associated health consequences
  • Explain the health consequences resulting from anorexia and bulimia nervosa
  • Understand basic biological mechanisms regulating sexual behavior and motivation
  • Appreciate the importance of Alfred Kinsey’s research on human sexuality
  • Recognize the contributions that William Masters and Virginia Johnson’s research made to our understanding of the sexual response cycle
  • Define sexual orientation and gender identity
  • Explain the major theories of emotion
  • Describe the role that limbic structures play in emotional processing
  • Understand the ubiquitous nature of producing and recognizing emotional expression


Click on the links below to access the assigned reading.

     10.1 Motivation
     10.2 Hunger and Eating
     10.3 Sexual Behavior
     10.4 Emotion


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