PSYC365_Essay_3_Questions.docx - PSYC 365 ESSAY 3 QUESTIONS Answer these questions in essay format using the instructions provided in the Assignment

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PSYC 365 E SSAY 3 Q UESTIONS Answer these questions in essay format, using the instructions provided in the Assignment Instructions folder. Review the Essay 3 Grading Rubric to see how your essay will be graded. 1. Discuss and contrast extrinsic versus intrinsic motivation. Give an example of each type of motivation from your personal experience. Although there are many theories about what motivates us, the truth is that people are motivated by both internal and external factors. Personality, self-concept and type of task usually determine whether the dominant motivation is intrinsic or extrinsic. Each behavior has an underlying cause. Thus, understanding the motivators that drive behavior are keys to change or improve their results. This is undoubtedly a subject that affects all of us directly. Experiences such as passing an exam, losing weight, getting our children to learn something specific, achieving a work objective or even improving as human beings requires that we integrate that magical component: motivation. However, the way we achieve that achievement is mediated by a wide range of processes. Extrinsic motivation is defined as all those actions we perform in order to obtain some kind of external reward. It can be something physical, monetary or a psychological reinforcement. That is, the motivating factor is not a natural consequence of the task. (Ormrod, 2016). The psychological forms of extrinsic motivation can also be praise. Children, for example, base a good part of their early behaviors on this type of motivation: they crave that positive reinforcement on the part of adults to regulate their behavior, build their identity and in turn form the basis of intrinsic motivation.
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