Motivation and Emotion
To experimental psychologists, motivation is the study of those factors influencing the direction, duration, and intensity of behavior. Emotion is related to evolution and cognition, the limbic system, and the need for adaptive social interaction. For practical tips about changing the direction and energy of your life activities, see Psych Web's listings of "All-purpose Self-Help sites" as well as the page of "Life Coaches and Professional Motivators."
- Consortium for Research on Emotional Intelligence in Organizations "...To promote high quality research on the application of emotional intelligence in organizations." Several free downloadable pdf texts
- Controlling Anger Before it Controls You Essay on anger management from the APA
- DataFace "...for people who want to know more about the human face, whether they are casual observers or professional analysts of the face." Server was down on 1/11/2007 but Google had a cached version from 1/02/2007 so it should be back.
- Ekman Web site of Paul Ekman, the world's foremost researcher on emotion and facial expression.
- Emotion Home Page by Jean-Marc Fellous and Eva Hudlicka
- Emotional Competency "Explore the logic of passion." Surveys key terms and concepts from emotion research.
- Face Research FaceResearch.org allows you to participate in short online psychology experiments looking at the traits people find attractive in faces and voices.
- TheHappyGuy.comSelf-actualization tips and articles about happiness
- Industriousness: How Can It Be Learned? by Robert Eisenberger - University of Delaware. "Some individuals work harder than others who have equivalent ability and motivation..." How do we train this? From the Psi Chi (Psychology Honor Society) Distinguished Lectures/Special Topics Series
- The Latest in Emotional Intelligence Summarizes recent research on emotional intelligence, which has been "intense"
- Intro Psych Self-Quiz on Motivation and Emotion One of my self-quizzes here on Psych Web
- Motivation and Emotion From AlleyDog's "Psych 101" resources
- Motivation and Emotion Good introductory chapter by W. Huitt from Valdosta University
- Positive Psychology Center Martin E.P. Seligman, Ph.D. "We conduct research on Positive Psychology, learned helplessness, depression, and on optimism and pessimism."
- The Price: An Application of Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs Amusing paper analyzes an episode #44 of the old TV series Xena, relating the protagonist's adventures to Maslow's hierarchy
- The Problem of Procrastination By Dr. Timothy Quek
- Procrastination Research Group "information and research related to procrastination"
- QuoteLeaf "There's nothing like a great motivating and inspirational quote to brighten your day..." so this site provides a great collection of them.
- Risktaking.co.uk"...An introduction to the psychology of risk taking for general readers, and specialised support for psychologists"
- Self-Doubt, Handicaps, and Hard Work By Robert M. Arkin - The Ohio State University. About self-handicapping and overcoming it. From the Psi Chi (Psychology Honor Society) Distinguished Lectures/Special Topics Series
"...If you learn the process to reach a goal, you gain the potential to define your life at will." Free material on web site plus software for sale
- Stanford Psychophysiology Laboratory Descriptions of cutting-edge research on cognitive and neural basis of emotion
- Teaching Positive Psychology By Martin E. P. Seligman - University of Pennsylvania. From the Psi Chi (Psychology Honor Society) Distinguished Lectures/Special Topics Series
- A Theory of Human Motivation by A. H. Maslow (1943) from Classics in the History of Psychology by Christopher D. Green of York University
- What is an Emotion? by William James (1884) from Classics in the History of Psychology by Christopher D. Green of York University
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