Part I: Motivation, Emotion, and Behavior
Motivation is acertain force that usually energizes or activates a person to portraya certain behavior. Behavior emanates from motivation, and one willtend to behave differently depending on the environment an individualis operating on. The relationship that exists between motivation andbehavior is that one cannot execute a certain job if he or she is notenergized or motivated (Karabenick, 2010). Motivation and behavior gohand in hand in the workplace based on the fact that whenever achange in the workplace occurs one is motivated and thus there is areflection of behavior.
Both emotion andmotivation arousal leads to activation of the behavior since wheneveran individual is happy either after being given a reward in thecompany he or she is motivated, and thus a happy feeling occursleading to activation of behavior. The relationship betweenmotivation and emotion is that after being motivated there is anemotion of happiness and satisfaction and thus leading to change ofbehavior either in the workplace or our homes.
When an individualis not satisfied or not happy with what he does it simply impliesthat he or she is not motivated, and thus status quo remains sinceone has not been happy for a certain period. Whenever one want changeto occur in an organization, the employees may be rewarded byincreasing wage with a certain percent or offering precious giftslike gold items. It is imperative that there is arousal of emotionsand behavior, and thus one will work harder to attain the settargets. Happiness and satisfaction are attained leading to change ofbehavior depending on the environment an individual is working on.The behavior is working hard so that one will attain the goals sothat he or she will be satisfied by being motivated.
PartII: Theories of Emotion
The first theory isJames-Lange Theory, which is concerned with physiological reaction tothe body. The theory states that an external stimulus will lead to aphysiological reaction that will make the body interpret thereaction. For instance, when walking around and one sees a bear theheart begins to race based on the fact that your sense has concludedthat you are afraid, and thus you start trembling. After feelingfrightened, one has to tremble. The second theory of emotion isCannon-Brand Theory, which states that emotions are not only causedwhen one is afraid rather emotions may be aroused by anger andexcitement (Houwer, 2010). The heart may race just because you areangry or excited. It implies that the brain will not only rely onphysiological reaction, but there is something in the brain thattells you that you are happy or angry. The theory states thatemotions and body response go hand in hand.
The third theory isSchachter-Singer theory that states that emotions have to incorporateboth body response and any interpretation to that response. Forinstance, one heart may race and tremble because he or she is afraidand the same time the heart will race because he or she has seen alover.Lastly is the theory of Opponent- Process theory whichdescribes emotions as opposite. For instance, when in pleasure itimplies you are in pain. The theory that is valid is Schachter–Singer theory since the emotion has to consider the body responseand interpretation. For example, you may be afraid because your see abear and you your heart may race since you have seen a person youlove. The theory that is least valid is Opponent-Process theory sinceit depicts opposite of what you are thinking. For instance, when yourheart is racing, and you are in pleasure it implies you are in painmeaning it is invalid.
PartIII: Thinking, Intelligence, and Creativity
Thinking is anactivity that a conscious mind will do. For instance, it can be aperception of something, arithmetic calculations and rememberingcertain mobile phone numbers. Intelligence is that ability anindividual acquires and utilizes knowledge to solve a certain issue.For instance, doing mathematical calculations need a goodintelligence quotient. On the other hand, creativity implies that onehas to use certain ideas that are in his or her head together withother existing concepts to bring a new idea in the organization orone’s life.
Thinking,intelligence, and creativity are related to some extent. Forinstance, one intelligence will make an individual to think beyondthe box and come up with a certain idea. Creativity goes hand in handwith intelligence and thinking since one cannot attain new ideas ifyou do not have intelligence quotient. The IQ of an individual needto have the ability to conclude by interpreting certain ideas so thatone will achieve the solution to a certain challenge (Sternberg andJarvin, 2009). It implies that one has to think and be creativeenough to come up with a certain solution.
One’s creativityillustrates the thinking process and the level of intelligence anindividual has. This is because creativity cannot be attained whenan individual does not think. Thinking has to incorporateintelligence so that one can come up with a new idea that will beembraced by an individual. If there is no creativity, then it impliesthat one is not using the intelligence quotient to solve an issuethat is pressing an individual. Thinking and intelligence have to beused so that one is going to be creative. Having intelligence helpsto solve issues efficiently, this implies that intelligence andthinking have to work together so that creativity is attained.Thinking drives someone to be creative and thus he or she has to usehis intelligence so that he will attain the new ideas.
Houwer, J. (2010). Cognition and Emotion: Reviews of CurrentResearch and Theories. Hove, East Sussex: Psychology Press.
Karabenick, S. (2010). The decade ahead theoretical perspectiveson motivation and achievement. Bingley, UK: Emerald.
Sternberg, R., & Jarvin, L. (2009). Teaching for wisdom,intelligence, creativity, and success. Thousand Oaks, Calif.:Corwin Press.