In the science of psychology, can someone help me with correlation, conflict and motivation?
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Hi! I'd like to try to help you here.
I'm gonna go ahead and try to explain those three terms for you, nice and easy.
And if you have any specific questions afterward, or you wanna go more in depth, please ask!
Let's start with "correlation."
You know about the two different kinds of variables, right?
Independent and Dependent?
Well, correlation is basically the way that the variables are related to one another.
And there are three kinds of correlation:
Now, I want to explain each type of correlation, by using an example question:
"Is there a relationship between the amount of time kids watch TV each week, and the grades that they get in school?"
Independent variable: Hours of TV watched
Dependent variable: Grades in school
1. If kids get HIGHER grades as they watch more TV, then we have a POSITIVE correlation.
(This is because when the Independent variable goes UP, the Dependent variable also goes UP.)
2. If kids get LOWER grades as they watch more TV, when we have a NEGATIVE correlation.
(This is because when the Independent variable goes UP, the Dependent variable goes DOWN.)
3. If the kids' grades AREN'T AFFECTED as they watch more TV, then we have ZERO correlation.
Correlation is usually plotted on a line graph.
Here's a link, to show you what each correlation looks like: http://www.russell.com/us/investment-glossary/refimages%5Ccorrelation_graphs.gif
Now, let's talk about "conflict."
In Psychology, "conflict" is when you find it hard to make a decision about whether to do, or not to do something.
There are three main kinds of conflict that I wanna talk about:
I wanna start with APPROACH-APPROACH.
This is the type of conflict where...there are two things that you want to do. But you can't do them both! You gotta pick one.
Example: "Should I go to the party tomorrow? Or should I go to my friend's wedding?! They're both at the same time, and I can't do them both!"
Next, I wanna talk about AVOIDANCE-AVOIDANCE
This is the type of conflict where....there are two things that I really DON'T wanna do. But I have to pick one.
Example: "Should I clean my room? Or should I do the dishes? Ugh I don't wanna do either of them."
Lastly, I wanna explain APPROACH-AVOIDANCE
This is the type on conflict where...there is ONE decision to be made, and you're not sure how to decide. Because there's a good side, and there's a bad side.
Example: "I kind of wanna go to the party tomorrow, to be with my friends. But I kind of DON'T wanna go, because there will also be people there who I hate. What should I do??"
And, finally, let's talk about "motivation."
"Motivation" is basically our reason for doing something. It's our motivation, our goal! Simple, right?
There are three parts of motivation:
1. ACTIVATION is when we begin trying to achieve our goal.
2. PERSISTENCE is where we keep on going. We don't give up trying to reach our goal.
3. INTENSITY is how much work we put into reaching our goal.
There are also 2 kinds of motivation to remember. Real simple:
1. EXTRINSIC motivation is where our goal is has something to do with an outside reward.
Example: "I wanna take lots of classes, so that I can raise my GPA and get good grades.
2. INTRINSIC motivation is where we're doing something for ourselves, and ONLY for ourselves. It has nothing to do with the outside world.
Example: "I wanna take lots of classes, because I want to learn more, and become smarter. And I want to feel proud of myself."
So there we have it! I hope that my explanation is simple enough, and straightforward.
If you have anymore questions, again, please ask!
Thanks you. ^w^ I take it you enjoy the field of psychology? lol Im just now starting to take the course, and theres quite a bit information in the lessons. Its very easy to get lost in the course im taking because the information is scattered everywhere and everything isnt explained as easily as you took the time to do. Which I thank you again for. :33 So much thanks again :p
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Aw you're welcome. Yeah I'm studying psych in college and I really like it. I hope you do too! I mean I know it's just that much harder to enjoy it when teachers don't take the time to really explain the information. But I think there's a lot that we can get out of it. And I hope it all works out for you.
I do like it ^w^ and the fact that there is alot we can get out of it, is another reason why Im taking it and why I enjoy it. :p
Great work everyone. I very proud of you guys. Keep working and let's keep our banners high!