If you didn't read the title of this blog entry, Chapter 11 focuses on emotion and motivation. The chapter starts out by giving many different examples of emotions, and then it explains how we use our emotions to make decisions. The chapter then focuses on ways that you can show your emotions, whether it's from body language, gestures, etc. Perhaps the most interesting part of the first two sections of chapter eleven was the part about lying and lie detection. I chose not to read the text for this part, but I feel like lie detection has always been a debatable topic. Therefore, I can't wait to read about the truth behind the topic.
Enough about emotions, what does the author mention about motivation?
After skimming this part of chapter eleven, I believe that these sections are more interesting. This part starts out with a brief introduction of what motivation is. That introduction is followed by motivations related to food and sex, which might be interesting to read about since I am enrolled in the Evolution and Biology of Sex class here at the U; it will be interesting to see if anything mentioned in this book contradicts something from my other class's book. The chapter ends by attempting to answer many of our questions about dating, love, hate, etc.
Overall, I think this might be one of the more interesting chapters. I have always wondered if/why the popular beliefs of the American culture, such as "Opposites Attract", are right or wrong.