Category Archives: Motivation

Big Bang Theory–Yerkes-Dodson

In this clip, Amy is using Sheldon as a subject to find his optimum anxiety zone.  The whole episode relates to this concept Season 8- Episode 13. Big Bang Theory the Research   Advertisements

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Seinfeld-Motivation and Emotion

In this clip, George, exhibits the Yerkes-Dodson Law when coming up with come backs.  He’s way over stimulated and well….”That’s what I should have said!” Jerk Store  

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Motivation and Emotion–Fried Green Tomatoes

This scene from “Fried Green Tomatoes” show us what catharsis really looks like!  

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Maslow’s Hierarchy–Finding Nemo

This clip focuses on safety and security needs.

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Maslow’s Hierarchy–The Today Show

It’s not a fictional show, but it’s a good clip none-the-less.  It investigates a nutrition program for low income children because their basic needs aren’t meant.

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Motivation–The Karate Kid

  Mr. Miagi explains to Daniel what it takes to be successful.

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Extrinsic Motivation–The Simpsons

This shows pictures of Lisa plastered all over Homer’s workspace with “do it for her” visible.

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Intrinsic Motivation–Forrest Gump

Forrest Gump isn’t running for any reason other than that he feels like running.

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