I would like understanding (a few) historical theories concerning arousal and emotion as they relate to human motivation? which do you believe is the most applicable to motivation and why?
Drive-reduction theory proposes just this connection between internal physiological states and outward behavior. In this theory, there are two kinds of drives. Primary drives are those that involve survival needs of the body such as arousal and acquired drives which are learning through experience or conditioning such as social acceptance and the emotions associated with this.Obviously motivation is about needs. Drive reduction theory talks about needs, ...
An overview is given of historical theories concerning arousal and emotion as they relate to human motivation.