In your own words describe the relationship between emotions and motivation
John Marshall Reeve (2015) noted that although Chinese fortune cookies, famous philosophers, the Bible, The Dalai Lama, and others, suggest that emotions such as anger and fear seldom have positive results. Researchers who study emotions suggest that although some emotions may make us feel bad, emotions are a “necessary tradeoff in humans’ emotion-laden quest for survival, adaptation, and mental health” (Reeve, 2015, p. 338).
- In your own words describe the relationship between emotions and motivation.
- Do you believe that emotions such as fear and anger “seldom have positive results” or undermine motivation? Why or why not?
- Give one example from your own life, when emotions have helped increase motivation AND one example of when your emotions have hindered your motivation. Be sure to include the following information for example:
- Name the task/behavior at hand;
- The experienced emotion;
- The cause of the emotion;
- Its impact on your motivation;
- How could you have used the regulation strategies to control your emotions and increase motivation at times when your emotions blocked your action?
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