Monday, February 16, 2015

Id, Ego, or Superego?

Which is dominant for you? Id, Ego, or Superego? Take this (admittedly amateur) test to find out.

Do you think this is a valid test? Why or why not?

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Personality Unit Project

As part of your studies this unit, you will be completing a personality profile project. You may choose to complete a self-analysis (option #1) or to assess the personality of some other individual (e.g., character in a novel, historical figure, or movie character; option #2).


You will very likely find your Personality Grid helpful as you organize your response. If completing the Self-Assessment Project, you'll also want to hang on to any self-assessments we complete in class over the course of this unit.

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Study Resources: Motivation, Emotion, & Stress

As you begin to prepare for your Motivation, Emotion, and Stress Unit exam, you may find the following resources helpful.

Motivation Notes (1-26-15 through 2-2-15)

Emotion & Stress (2-3-15 to 2-10-15)

Friday, February 6, 2015

How Good Are You at "Reading" Emotions?

Try this emotion detection quiz from the NY Times.

Feeling emotion-savvy? Yesterday's Guilty Knowledge Test make you feel confident about your lie-detection skills? Try out this challenge (you'll need involves video clips).

Monday, February 2, 2015

Facial Feedback Exercise

Use THIS FORM to complete the Facial Feedback Exercise, using the directions you were given in class.

Emotion Theory Posters

Today in class you will be getting instructions for your Emotion Theory Poster project.

If trying to decide on a particular emotion to profile, this list might be helpful in sparking ideas. HOWEVER, please be aware that items on the list (and things that are best suited to your poster) are words that reflect EMOTIONS, not related physical states.

For example, the emotion "cold" means being distant and lacking display of affection, and this might be a good emotion to explore for your project. However, the physical state of being "cold" (e.g., having a lower than desired body temperature) is NOT an emotion, and will be very difficult to relate to the theories of emotion. Likewise, "spicy" is sometimes used as an emotion word (meaning "playfully flirtatious and provocative"). If you interpret it as a quality of a physical stimulus (e.g., foods that make you thirsty or burn your tongue), you are NOT describing an emotion.

Confused about emotion theories? Made sense in class but now you can't figure out what the difference is between them? This might help: