(Answered) PSYC 110N Week 4 Discussion: (Option 1 & 2)

For the initial post, respond to one of the following options, and label the beginning of your post indicating either Option 1 or Option 2:

Be sure to make connections between your ideas and conclusions and the research, concepts, terms, and theory we are discussing this week.

Follow-Up Post Instructions

Respond to at least two peers or one peer and the instructor. If possible, respond to one peer who chose an option different than the one you chose. Further the dialogue by providing more information and clarification.

Writing Requirements

Textbook: Chapter 10,13 Lesson

  • Option 1: This week we learned about several different theories of motivation including, McClelland’s theory of motivation, drive reduction theory, arousal approaches, incentive approaches, and Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs. Describe a recent accomplishment in your life and explain it in terms of at least two theories of motivation discussed in the text. Compare and contrast the theories of motivation you chose to explain your example.
  • Option 2: In our reading this week, we learned about different theories of personality: psychodynamic, humanistic, biological and evolutionary, behavioral, and trait. Most of us have a favorite television show or movie we could watch on repeat. It is the personality of these characters that make the television shows and movies so enjoyable to watch.

After reviewing the theories of personality, think about one of your favorite TV characters or a TV character you find particularly interesting. After choosing your TV character, focus on a specific episode. Briefly describe the plot of the episode or situation within the episode in enough detail, so someone…..


In this week’s topic, we are to discuss motivation. “Motivation is the factor that direct and energize the behavior of humans and other organisms” (Feldman, 2018). A recent event in my life that I consider as an accomplishment is successfully transitioning from the military life to the civilian, someone who served knows what I am talking about, it takes more than growing a beard and buying a jeep, though I did both. Before deciding to leave the military, one must set forth a goal to accomplish, “cognitive approaches to motivation suggest that motivation is the outcome of people’s thoughts, beliefs, expectations, and goals” (Feldman, 2018). For me, that goal is to fulfill my calling in the healthcare field, that motivated me and gave me the strength to take the leap.

The leap does take more than one hop, what I mean by that is you need to fulfill your hierarchy of needs. “Maslow’s model places motivational needs in a hierarchy and suggests that before more sophisticated, higher-order needs can be met, certain primary needs must be satisfied” (Feldman, 2018). You have a target goal but you need to keep the sense of fulfillment along the way to keep you motivated for the bigger goal. In order to successfully execute my plans towards my goals….please click the purchase button below to access the entire solution at $10