Both of the engines on flight 1539 had shut down, and his options for a safe landing were limited.
Sully kept flying the plane and alerted the control tower to the situation: Captain Sullenberger was not just any pilot in a crisis, but a former U. Air Force fighter pilot with 40 years of flight experience.
Emotions normally serve an adaptive role: We care for infants because of the love we feel for them, we avoid making a left turn onto a crowded highway because we fear that a speeding truck may hit us, and we are particularly nice to Mandy because we are feeling guilty that we didn't go to her party.
But emotions may also be destructive, such as when a frustrating experience leads us to lash out at others who do not deserve it. A motivation is Some motivations are biological, such as the motivation for food, water, and sex.
The liver puts extra sugar into the bloodstream, the heart pumps more blood, our pupils dilate to help us see better, respiration increases, and we begin to perspire to cool the body. Whether it is the thrill of a roller-coaster ride that elicits an unexpected scream, the flush of embarrassment that follows a public mistake, or the horror of a potential plane crash that creates an exceptionally brilliant response in a pilot, emotions move our actions.
Then we will consider how emotions influence our mental and physical health.
We will discuss how the experience of long-term and what has been learned about the beneficial health effects of more positive emotions.
In addition to more basic motivations such as hunger, a variety of other personal and social motivations can also be conceptualized in terms of drives or goals.
When the goal of studying for an exam is hindered because we take a day off from our schoolwork, we may work harder on our studying on the next day to move us toward our goal.