Effects of Motivation & Emotion on Perception, Cognition & Behavior


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Joe is a 6th grader motivated more by performance goals, rather than mastery goals. Which situation would he be most likely to perceive positively?

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1. Peter is a 6th grader motivated more by mastery goals, rather than performance goals. Which situation would he be most likely to perceive positively?

2. Rita is an adult who has mixed feelings about whether she wants to take a certain medication prescribed by her doctor due to the side effects. Which of the following may result?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Using these assessment tools, you can quickly check your understanding of concepts that revolve around emotion and motivation. You will be quizzed on perception and effects of motivation.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The goals of these tools are:

  • Determine how an emotional state can influence decision-making
  • Identify beliefs that can lead to better problem solving
  • Review situations that would be perceived positively

Skills Practiced

You can use this worksheet/quiz combo to practice these important skills:

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained regarding making smart decisions
  • Distinguishing differences - use the lesson to compare and contrast performance and mastery goal orientation
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding factors that influence good decision-making and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

To learn additional information about motivation and emotion, you can review the lesson called Effects of Motivation & Emotion on Perception, Cognition & Behavior. This lesson is geared towards helping you with the following tasks:

  • Identify emotions that influence decision-making
  • Examine how motivation affects an individual's perception
  • Understand how emotions effect problem solving