Psychology

PSY 333 Group Assignment
The Motivation Behind the Successful People
In this project you and your group will need to apply an approach to motivation that we have looked at in class (biological, behavioral, expectancy value, cognitive consistency, attribution, competence and control, emotions as motivators) to a famous person.  This famous person must be someone who has a motivation issue. You will need to 1. Explain this theory briefly, 2. Identify how this theory would see the motivation challenge of the person you are studying and 3. Identify how this theory would try to help this person with their motivation.  Note how these theories will emphasize themes such as our biological drives, the behavior we have learned from our environments, our expectations, our values, our conflicts, our interpretations, the people we are trying to become, and our emotions.  Please be careful to connect the theme of the theory (ie: the person you are trying to become) with the theory (competence and control theories), and to allow the theory to speak for itself.

Your paper needs to have one reference for each member in the group, and needs to be no less than 1000 words, not including the title page and references. Your paper needs to include in-text citations and a references in APA style. Your paper needs to have depth and to show that you have thought through it well and researched it well. Where students only provide content that is common sense, quite obvious, vague, simple, and lacking in depth (ie: Our famous person should motivate himself by being positive and giving himself rewards), students will lose points. Students are welcome to encourage positive thinking in their papers, but should also write in a way that is specific, practical, yet meaningful, and that also teaches people something new. To avoid providing information that is lacking in depth, students are encouraged to ask themselves questions about the content they are writing, such as: “Do most people already know what I am writing? Are they learning anything new (that they didn’t know before) from my paper?”

Content:
Please make sure that you answer the following in order to get a strong grade, in addition to a proper introduction and conclusion.
1. Briefly describe the famous person you are studying. Who is this famous person? What kind of motivation issue do you they have / did they have?
2. Which theory of motivation (from the above list) are you applying to this person? Please describe its core ideas briefly.
3. How would your theory of motivation see the motivation problem faced by the famous person you have chosen? Where would your theory of motivation believe that this motivation problem comes from?
4. How would your theory of motivation try to solve the motivation problem faced by the famous person you have chosen?

Deductions:
No abstract: -5%
Less than 1000% words: – According to the amount missing
Missing class / section number: -5%
Missing / incorrect names and ID numbers: -5%
Missing in-text citations: -5%
Missing Depth: Up to -30%
Paper applied the wrong theory, not one of the theories listed above: -40%

Mechanics: / 40 points
Knowledge: / 40 points
Critical Thinking: / 20 points
Total: / 100 points

 

Grading Rubric

Criteria
Marks: Poor
Award 2 marks for each box ticked Satisfactory
Award 3 marks for each box ticked Good/Very Good
Award 4 marks for each box ticked Excellent
Award 5 marks for each box ticked
Content (Mechanics): (40 points)
 clear and detailed content
 integrated MOTIVATION Principles

shows limited understanding of MOTIVATION principles
scant evidence of implementing the principles
A lack of evidence of synthesis of knowledge and skills
A lack evidence of how MOTIVATION is Developed during the process
limited analysis of MOTIVATION problems with creative and uncommon solutions.

shows some understanding of MOTIVATION principles
limited evidence of implementing the principles
some evidence of synthesis of knowledge and skills
some evidence of how MOTIVATION is Developed during the process
some analysis of MOTIVATION problems with creative and uncommon solutions.

shows good understanding of

MOTIVATION principles
evidence of implementing principles to in an interesting and way.
Clear evidence of synthesis of knowledge and skills
good evidence of how MOTIVATION is Developed during the process
good analysis of MOTIVATION problems with creative and uncommon solutions.

outstanding understanding of MOTIVATION principles
evidence of implementing the principles in an interesting and engaging/ visual way.
Outstanding evidence of synthesis of knowledge and skills,
exemplary evidence of how MOTIVATION is Developed during the process
outstanding evidence of insightful analysis of MOTIVATION problems with creative and uncommon solutions.

Content: Knowledge (40 points)
 Facts are relevant and correct

content is minimally relevant and to the point
addresses the question(s) posed with some clarity
limited use of aspects/facts from textbook with notable omissions of key facts
no examples additional research from scholarly journals included

content is usually relevant and to the point
addresses the question(s) posed with some clarity
good use of aspects/facts from textbook with notable omissions of key facts
no examples additional research from scholarly journals included

content is usually relevant and to the point
addresses the question(s) posed with general clarity
good use of aspects/facts from textbook with few omissions of key facts
some examples additional research from scholarly journals included

content is always relevant and to the point
addresses the question(s) posed thoroughly
outstanding use of aspects/facts from textbook
additional research from academic texts and scholarly journals included

Critical Thinking (20 Points)
Attempt at providing evidence of critical thinking
some analysis of problem with critical understanding of opposing views
no problem statement included

some evidence of critical thinking
clear analysis of problem with critical understanding of opposing views
attempting to include a problem statement

good evidence of critical thinking
clear analysis of problem with critical understanding of opposing views
including a problem statement

Exemplary evidence of critical thinking
clear analysis of problem with critical understanding of opposing views
including a very clear an attention grabbing problem statement

 

 

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