Demi Lovato and Motivation.docx

Lovato has mental illnesses she still tours for two

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Lovato has mental illnesses, she still tours for two years straight and deals with all the responsibilities of being a world-famous celebrity. In chapter 10 in our textbook, we discussed motivation as well as mental disorders such as anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa. As far as motivation, Whitten was lacking it because she did not fit in with her peers and she knew she wouldn’t as long as she had her cecostomy tube, or so she thought. She had no social motives or incentives because she was too afraid and traumatized of being made fun of. Although when she did gain her motivation to live ‘normally,’ it was because she had intrinsic motivation, which was the love of Demi Lovato’s music, which initiated her to buy the concert tickets. Once she got the tickets, she realized that she wanted to fully enjoy the concert without her disability or depression getting in the way, so she worked hard in school, and worked on walking without her cane, which she eventually accomplished. Her motivation started to become extrinsic because she worked on becoming healthy solely for the benefit of enjoying the concert. Through the process, she worked through Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs by fulfilling her physiological and safety needs and by being healthy, and because she became healthy, her self-esteem rose, and now she is not afraid to admit she has a disability, and she is now a blog writer for the HuffPost. She realized that she has the potential to do anything, despite her disability. As for Demi Lovato, she suffered with anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa, which are mental disorders which severely affect the body. They involve having an irrational fear of gaining weight which comes from societal pressure and self-esteem issues. After hitting rock bottom, Lovato realized that her body was extremely unhealthy, so she knew that she had to
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make it healthy again. Following Maslow’s Theory, she then then fulfilled her belonging and self-esteem needs thanks to her supporting fan base. She has reached self-actualization because
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  • Spring '14
  • Mckenna,P
  • Demi Lovato

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