Motivation and Emotion


A. Review King (2020) 10.1 Theories of Motivation, 2. Hunger, Obesity, and Eating Disorders, and 3.
Approaches to Motivation in Everyday Life.
After your review, ponder: Do you feel the recent increase in people getting gastric bypass surgery is a means
to an end where it will lead to a decrease in the cases of obesity in the U.S.? Why or why not?
Support your ideas with a discussion of the relevant concepts and theories you have identified and defined
from the textbook and at least 2 research articles published in peer-reviewed journal.
The book to use is The Science of Psychology: An Appreciative View
5th Edition
By Laura King
ISBN10: 1260500527
ISBN13: 9781260500523



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Motivation and Emotion

Description and Instructions

I chose the subject for my essay (Motivation and Emotion)

The essay is positioned to investigate your understanding of the material you have researched and studied throughout the term. As instructed in your introduction to this class, the goal is to push you to think about ideas in the text and to read with the intention of understanding, evaluating, and using the ideas presented.

Reading this passage passively, with the intention to learn what is written, would allow you to answer some types of questions about it. For example, if I asked you what the slithy toves did when it was brillig, you would be able to tell me that they gyred and gimbled. Where did they gyre and gimble? In the wabe. Note that it is possible to memorize this whole passage without understanding it; that is, without gaining the ability to answer questions such as: Why did the slithy toves gyre and gimble? What is the difference between gyring and a gimbling? What does mimsy mean?

In other words, to think is to question. Thus, you should generate many questions about the text while reading it thoughtfully. Your consistent application of critical thinking and note taking will bode well for you as you prepare your essay. For example, you might ask questions like:

What _____ is more convincing to me?
Do I agree/disagree with ____?
How is _____ related to my experiences/beliefs?
How could ____ be applied or useful in the “real world”?
What is the relationship between ____ and ____?
Does _____ predict how I would behave/feel/think?
After completing each chapter, read over your questions. When it comes time to write your essay, review your questions and select three questions that seem most interesting to you (and which you will be able to answer according to the questions below).

Spend time to find the ‘best fit’ between your questions and the themes provided.

You will elaborate on your questions in the form of an essay. Please familiarize yourself with the marking rubric provided below. Following APA style and formatting, please use headers to clearly distinguish between each question.

Questioning the material—disagreement or generalizability. Ask a question concerning whether you agree or disagree with a point the text authors have made or a question concerning how a specific finding discussed in the text might generalize to other people/situations/cultures, etc.
Ask your question
Succinctly describe the idea/evidence you are questioning
Indicate why you disagree with it
Indicate whether or not you think the idea/evidence would generalize to different situations, people, cultures, etc. If you are challenging a point, be sure to indicate why you disagree. What kinds of evidence, experiences, or thoughts lead you to disagree? If you are questioning the generalizability of the idea/evidence, be sure to indicate why you think it would or would not generalize.
Questioning the relationship between the material and your life. Ask a question concerning how an idea discussed in the text is related to your own experiences, feelings, thoughts, and/or behaviours.
Ask your question
Succinctly describe the idea/evidence relevant to your question
Discuss how you think the idea/evidence would be related to you. Be sure to be as specific as possible when relating the text to your life, i.e., specify how the text idea is related to particular instances in your life; the more concrete the better.
Questioning how the material could be applied to your everyday life. Ask a question concerning how you could use an idea discussed in the text to enhance/improve your everyday life.
Ask your question
Succinctly describe the idea/evidence relevant to your question
Discuss how you could use the idea/evidence in your own life,
for example, you might ask, “How could I use this idea in order to study more efficiently? How could I use this idea in order to feel more optimistic about my future?” Be sure to be as specific as possible when discussing how you could apply an idea to your life.
Submission Requirements: Follow the APA style and formatting document submission guidelines.



Format: Title Page/Body/Reference List

Introduction and Conclusion tying three questions together

Font: Times New Roman, 12-point, double-spaced

Headings: Appropriate use of levels of headings and page numbers

Length: 2500 words (plus or minus 100 words)

Resources: In addition to the text, you must also use a minimum of six (6) peer-reviewed articles from scholarly journals (i.e., two articles per essay question)

The essay will be properly edited and proofread

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Essay will be marked in its entirety out of 100. The following rubric indicates the criteria students are to adhere to, and their relative weights to the assignment overall.

Activities/Competencies Demonstrated

% of Final Grade



a. Clarity and focus of questions

b. Adequately narrowed topics – unique perspective clearly expressed in a well-controlled questions

c. Focus and topic selection suited to course material

d. Internal and external control of development and content

e. Coherent and logical coverage of topic

f. Appropriate paragraph structure and control with topic sentences and logical support




a. Well organized (as demonstrated through appropriate use of headings to show coordination and subordination of points)

b. Includes well-presented sections for

c. Introduction

d. Body paragraphs

e. Conclusion- thought provoking

f. References




a. Includes appropriate EVIDENCE (examples and facts are credible and formally researched)

b. Relevant and well-supported logic

c. Meets length requirements

d. Demonstrates understanding and mastery of topics




a. Effective use of secondary research

b. Reliable and credible sources (meets requirements of 6 academic sources from journals on the library (or other academic) databases

c. Accurately documented using APA style

d. All in-text citations are accurate (employs summary, paraphrase, and quoting)

e. Accurate use of APA referencing




a. Professional document submission

b. APA style title page, headers, page numbers, and reference page

c. Document is double spaced, 12-point, Times New Roman font, meets specifications

d. Attention to grammar and punctuation

e. Formal style (avoids slang, clichés, and informal language)