Chapter 11 - Emotion and Motivation
This chapter seems to focus a lot on the interdisciplinary studies surrounding emotions and body language: how they differ between cultures and across time and space, and how one can observe and study these interactions. It also seems to go into depth into the physiological reactions and motivations of behavior based on emotions. It also goes into depth on motivations and describes the myths surrounding certain areas of this field.
Personally, I found the most interesting part to be the sections talking about motivation and sexuality. I think the debates and research found on these topics to be infinitely interesting, and there's always something new to be said and a new perspective formed. It's also vastly interesting to talk about motivation alone, because of its controversy on the topic. One can believe that one's behaviors are completely decided for them based on genetic traits, or one can believe that they decide their own choices regardless of dispositions, or one can be in-between, or even neutral, on the topic. It's immensely interesting to try to decide what sort of behaviors are really 'pre-determined' and what behaviors are 'complete choice.' It's all a complicated mix of things, but most of psychology is that way. That is also why topics like sexuality interest me, because of the nature-nurture debate, and because of its evolving interest in the fields of science.
None-the-less, this whole chapter looks very interesting, and there's enough diversity to interest virtually anyone with at least one topic.