Section 1: Introduction


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What drives you to want to learn about psychology?  Why did you choose your career?  Your partner?  Where you would live?  Are your drives different from other people or do we all share the same goals in life?

This chapter will discuss the various theories related to motivation and emotion.  You will learn the different views on motivation, from those deemed instinctual, internal, and those viewed as external.  You will also be presented with the theories of emotion, an abstract concept which has yet to have an agreed upon definition.