Human Behaviour

Motivation: Types, Theories and Assessment

The concept of motivation focuses on explaining what “moves” behaviour. In fact, the term motivation is derived from the Latin word ‘movere’, referring to movement of activity. Working, studying, playing and caring are some important daily activities which are considered purposeful. Motives help explain our movement towards the chosen goals.  Hence, motivation is one of the determinants …

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Memory and Forgetting

models of memory forgetting

Memory plays a very important role in our learning and psychological growth. Through memory of our past experiences, we handle new situation it helps us in our relearning, problem solving and thinking. Since memory is central to almost all cognitive processes such as perception, thinking and problem solving, psychologists have attempted to understand the manner in …

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Emotional Intelligence- Introduction

Emotional Intelligence, RAS 2018, UPSC Paper 4, GS, Ethics

Aristotle wrote about Emotional Intelligence in 325 BC. In 1995, Daniel Goleman wrote the “Emotional Intelligence – Why it can matter more than IQ” which became a best seller and the reason behind popularity of the term Emotional intelligence. In simple terms, Emotional intelligence is the ability to identify and manage your own emotions and the emotions of …

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