satisfies them. Students like student I, H, and K have extrinsic motivation, meaning that they behave a certain way in order to receive external rewards or to avoid negative consequences. Also similar to attitudes in a classroom, there are two opposite ends, unmotivated students and very motivated students, and also students with a neutral amount of motivation. Motivation playsa large role in a student’s time management and whether or not they decide to procrastinate. Students like student H and K would procrastinate to the last moment, then stress about finishingtheir assignments that they had an ample amount of time to finish. These decisions students make
Isabella Bowdre 5greatly affects their grades and level of success.In conclusion, the observations gained from this two week study revealed the true inner-workings of a classroom and the driving forces that involve student success and achievement. Apart of these forces were stress, the utilization of operant conditioning in the classroom, attitudes, behavior, and motivation. In a student’s life, or in general, stress can greatly influence aperson’s success, health, and attitude. A thing to learn from this study would be the importance ofstress management, since stress is naturally occurring and must be managed. Through this study, the influence operant conditioning has over student motivation and behavior is very evident, it causes students to demonstrate the correct behavior and act accordingly. A student's attitude is inextricably connected to their motivation, behavior, and productivity. It is important for a student to obtain a positive attitude in order to succeed in a classroom setting to the extent they desire. People that are successful and succeed in life are the ones that have a positive attitude, intrinsic motivation, good stress management skills, and an understanding of acceptable behavior. Time management and an understanding of what someone’s priorities are are necessaryto prevent stress, procrastination, promote good behavior, and boost their attitude and motivation.
Isabella Bowdre 6Works CitedKazdin, Alan E. “Testing Issues.” American Psychological Association, American Psychological Association, 2000, .Miller, Lyle H., and Alma Dell Smith. “Stress: The Different Kinds of Stress.” American Psychological Association, American Psychological Association, . Rathus, Spencer A. Psychology. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2018.
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