Psychology of Motivation –

About this Assignment
In this course, you learned that there intrinsic and extrinsic motivation can determine the outcome of completing a task. You also learned that setting appropriate goals and learning how to disengage from pursuing certain goals can be important in establishing your well-being and creating happiness and personal growth. In 2000-3000 words, students will analyze their own motivation tendencies towards completion of specific life goals (personal and professional).

Project Prompt
Students will indicate which aspects of their life goals are intrinsic and which are extrinsic, explaining why, and citing source materials to support this analysis. Students must indicate how the pursuit of these goals has affected them psychologically and apply course material to explain why they feel the way that they do. Finally, students should use the theories of Maslow, Rogers, and Seligman to determine how happiness and growth can be achieved through pursuing these life goals. In analyzing the student’s current goals, students should cite specific concepts in the course materials and provide at least three additional journal articles to explain and justify the application of these concepts. There should be a reference section in APA formatting. This reference section does not count towards the 2000-3000 word requirement.

Formatting & Sources
Please write your paper in the APA format. As part of your research, you may refer to the course material for supporting evidence, but you must also use at least three credible, outside sources and cite them using APA format as well. Please include a mix of both primary and secondary sources, with at least one source from a scholarly peer-reviewed journal. If you use any lessons as sources, please also cite them in APA (including the lesson title and instructor’s name).

Primary sources are first-hand accounts such as interviews, advertisements, speeches, company documents, statements, and press releases published by the company in question.
Secondary sources come from peer-reviewed scholarly journals, such as the Journal of Management. You may use like JSTOR, Google Scholar, and Social Science Research Network to find articles from these journals. Secondary sources may also come from reputable websites with .gov, .edu, or .org in the domain. (Wikipedia is not a reputable source, though the sources listed in Wikipedia articles may be acceptable.)