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biological and goal-setting motivational theories

Evaluate the effectiveness of biological and goal-setting motivational theories in explaining various behaviors.

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Evaluation of the effectiveness of biological and goal-setting motivational theories:

Emotion is most certainly a very subjective response that is experienced as arousal. We know that this is very different from motivation because there is no goal connected to it. Our emotional response to a stimuli is often a result of our perception of it, as well as neural and hormonal reactions to perceptions which we call feelings. (Kleinginna and Kleinginna, 1981b). The implication here is that there are a number of very unique biological markers that are genetically predisposed to certain types of facial expression, (Izard, 1990). This process also works in reverse in that if you change your facial expression you will change your feelings as well just as long as you are motivated to do so and your feeling is directly connected to the facial expression. That is ...

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Biological and goal-setting motivational theories are assessed.

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