USEFUL TO KNOW EMOTIONS AND DEPRESSION (INCENTIVE/RESOURCE SYSTEM)
This could also be described as the ‘ activating and seeking system’ . Life isn’t just about avoiding threats or dealing with blockages; we are also going out and achieving things .
When we are not depressed we get pleasure from achieving things and become energized by the possibility of doing so . Think of all the activities people do because they want to achieve something and or because it gives them a sense of pleasure
Going out with friends , going for a walk in the spring air , cooking a meal , watching a favourite TV programme , playing football, abseiling down a cliff – they give us some kind of positive feeling.