extrinsic versus intrinsic motivation

PSYC 365

Essay 3 Questions

Answer these questions in essay format. Each essay must be at least 2 pages—roughly half a page per question. Answer the questions using the concepts from the lessons and reading assignments from the textbook: Ormrod, J. E. (2016). Human learning—Access card package (7th ed.). New York, NY: Pearson. ISBN: 9780134040998.

You may use any books, notes, or materials. There is no need to retype the questions in your essay, but you should continually refer back to each to ensure that you stay on topic.

1. Discuss and contrast extrinsic versus intrinsic motivation. Give an example of each type of motivation from your personal experience.

2. Describe Maslow’s hierarchy of needs. Provide an example of a deficiency need overpowering the need for growth.

3. Attributions can be described in terms of Locus (“place”), temporal stability, and controllability. Give an example of a time you were not able to perform well on a difficult task (a race, a test, etc.). Analyze 2 attributions you made about the situation in terms of locus, stability, and controllability. Explain your answers.

4. List and define the 7 motivational strategies that are listed in the mnemonic TARGETS. Select 3 of these strategies and give an example of how a teacher would incorporate each into classroom practice to motivate students.

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