Arousal, Behavior, Stress, and Affect Worksheet
Using the text for this course, the University Library, the Internet, or other resources answer the following questions. Your response to each question must be at least 250 words in length.
What are the differences between physiological and psychological needs? Provide examples of each in your response. A physiological need can be more concerned with maintaining the condition inside of the body, while psychological needs is when the body is pushed into movement when the body is not doing what it needs to be doing. Physiological needs are more effective towards the mind and the body, and the psychological needs are more concerned with having/finding shelter, satisfying hunger and thirst, and homeostasis. If a body feels hunger, a person will usually eat some food, this is a physiological need. But, if a body is hungry, and the person chooses to not eat any food, even though the body is hungry, this type of physiological need ends up becoming a psychological need. An easy example of a psychological need is when a person has the desire to feel safety. If a person is not able to find safety, then their psychological need is not at all met, and they may become unsatisfied. These needs can remain dormant, while the person does not think about it, but if a situation arises in which the person does not feel safe, then their psychological need for safety will come up again.
What is the relationship between arousal and behavior? Does this relationship impact performance and affect? Physiological stimulus or arousal can be thought of as a type of energy that progresses and assembles during behavior. There are stages the brain goes through during arousal, these stages are being asleep, being awake, and feeling alert. Arousal is composed of and comes from stimulation of internal, as well as external interactions. The energy that arousal brings can help to drive and help to fully satisfy extrinsic and intrinsic motivations. Arousal happens while the preparation of the behavior occurs. From this conclusion, arousal and behavior do have a relationship. An example of arousal can be, before a major event in a person’s