PSYCH 635 WEEK 4 Applications of Motivation in Learning Theory

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PSYCH 635 WEEK 4 Applications of Motivation in Learning Theory

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PSYCH 635 WEEK 4 Applications of Motivation in Learning Theory

PSYCH 635 WEEK 4 Applications of Motivation in Learning Theory

Applications of Motivational Learning Theory

 

Select and complete one of the following assignments:

Option 1: Forensic Psychology Literature Handout

Option 2: Health and Sports Psychology Literature Chapter

 

Option 1: Forensic Psychology Literature Handout

 

Select an infamous serial killer and perform an analysis of this individual’s motivation, in terms of at least two of the four learning theories.

 

Prepare a 3- to 5-page handout for police officers, explaining the behavior of serial killers in terms of established learning theories and theories of motivation.

 

Address the following in your handout:

 

  • Identification of intrinsic and extrinsic rewards in the killers’ behaviors
  • Demonstration of application of theory-based motivation (expectancy-value, self-worth, social comparison, and so forth) for how serial killers may have been motivated to learn such violent behavior

 

Option 2: Health and Sports Psychology Literature Chapter

 

Write a chapter on motivation for a book on coaching Olympic athletes in a sport of your choice. Use (and identify) each of the four learning theories in your exposition.

 

Address the following in your chapter:

 

  • Identification of intrinsic and extrinsic rewards in developing and practicing Olympic competitor-level athletic and/or sport skills
  • Demonstration of application of theory-based motivation (expectancy-value, self-worth, social comparison, and so forth) for motivating athletes to push themselves to their highest competitive levels

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PSYCH 635 WEEK 4 Applications of Motivation in Learning Theory