Emotions And Motivations

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To go with the Nooma video "Store", this presentation reviews the modern link between emotion and motivation and how we can use our emotions to motivate us to do choose life over death everyday.

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Emotions And Motivations

  1. 1. Emotions & Motivations Learning to guard our heart
  2. 2. In The Film What happens to the man in the store? What did you expect to happen? What did actua"y happen? How did his anger motivate him?
  3. 3. What are Emotions? We a" have them We are a" effected y them They dictate our behavior They are what make us human
  4. 4. External Motion In Latin - Ex Movere
  5. 5. emotions are what we feel on the inside that informs us what to do on the outside
  6. 6. >_< anger see red, hair stands up on our necks
  7. 7. :-O fear we tremble, our hearts beat faster
  8. 8. :-D happiness we smile or dance around
  9. 9. :-( sadness we withdraw, cry and )own
  10. 10. <3 love our hearts flutter, knees weaken, feels good
  11. 11. :- embarrassment we shrink back, hide our faces
  12. 12. The Science of Emotion The process we go through
  13. 13. Event ➡ Arousal ➡ Reasoning ➡ Emotion
  14. 14. The Environment Dark a"ey Movie theatre In )ont of your peers Driving down highway At footba" game
  15. 15. The Event You hear footsteps behind you Your opposite sex )iend touches your hand Your pants fa" off Car swerves behind you & honks the horn Your team scores the winning touchdown
  16. 16. The Arousal Your heart beat increases, your skin crawls Your heart races, your skin gets flush, your knees get weak Your face blushes and you want to run Your hair stands up on your neck You ye" and smile and jump up and down
  17. 17. The Reasoning Realizing that you are vulnerable Finding that someone wants to care for you Discovering everyone thinks you’re foolish Wanting to prove that you are not slow Remembering that you won that bet
  18. 18. The Emotion  Fear Love Embarrassment Anger Happiness
  19. 19. Emotion is Contagious We are social creatures We cue off other people When people are laughing, we laugh When people are depressed, we get bummed When are scared, we tend to get concerned
  20. 20. Emotions Motivate Us
  21. 21. Motivation Theories Instinct - simple biology Drive - satisfying the craving Incentive - What’s in it for me? Psychoanalytic - choosing life or death
  22. 22. Instinct Theory We are created and biological beings We experience similar events We react in certain, preset ways We tend to be “self-preservationists” The difference is that we can reason...
  23. 23. Instinct Theory If someone strikes you on one cheek, turn to him the other also. If someone takes your cloak, do not stop him from taking your tunic. – Luke 6:29 –
  24. 24. Drive Theory We experience certain events We have specific urges Hunger, Sex, Sleep, Acceptance We strive to reduce tension these cause We can overcome these with our )ee wi"
  25. 25. Drive Theory Then Jesus returned to his disciples and found them sleeping. “Simon,” he said to Peter, “are you asleep? Could you not keep watch for one hour? Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the body is weak.” – Mark 14:37 –
  26. 26. Incentive Theory We are used to this being used If we do our chores, we get an a"owance If we eat our vegetables, we get dessert If we get in trouble, we get punished If we do the job, we get paid a wage
  27. 27. Incentive Theory Then Jesus returned to his disciples and found them sleeping. “Simon,” he said to Peter, “are you asleep? Could you not keep watch for one hour? Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the body is weak.” – Mark 14:37 –
  28. 28. Psychoanalytic Theory Every decision becomes black and white Do we do something for life it brings? Every decision is about life and death The Butterfly Effect amplifies this
  29. 29. Psychoanalytic Theory For when we were controlled by the sinful nature, the sinful passions aroused by the law were at work in our bodies, so that we bore fruit for death. But now, by dying to what once bound us, we have been released from the law so that we serve in the new way of the Spirit. – Romans 7:5,6 –
  30. 30. The bible invites us to be more than just creatures but to join with Heaven in reflecting the divine
  31. 31. How Do Your Emotions Motivate You?
  32. 32. How Do Your Emotions Affect Those Around?
  33. 33. How Do Your Emotions Bring About Life?

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