Emotions and Motivation

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yerkes-dodson law

performance increases with arousal until an optimal point, after which arousal interferes with performance
students perform best on exams when feeling moderate anxiety

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    the need for interpersonal attachments is a fundamental motive that has evolved for adaptive purposes
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    motivated to have accurate information about ourselves and others
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    sensory-specific satiety
    animals will stop eating relatively quickly if they have just one type of food to eat, but they will eat more if presented with a different type of food
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    a pattern of pysiological responses during sexual activity
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