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Below is a sample breakdown of the Motivation and Needs chapter into a 5-day school week. Based on the pace of your course, you may need to adapt the lesson plan to fit your needs.
|Day||Topics||Key Terms and Concepts Covered|
|Monday||Introduction to motivation||Explanation of three main theories in motivation, including instinct theory and drive reduction theory; mention of Sigmund Freud and homeostasis|
|Tuesday||Intrinsic and extrinsic motivation||Meaning of terms, examples of these types of motivation|
|Wednesday||Self-determination theory and cognitive dissonance||Background and definition of self-determination theory, assumptions and three basic psychological needs; ways to avoid cognitive dissonance|
|Thursday||Abraham Maslow and the expectancy value theory of motivation||Maslow's hierarchy of needs, including social, physiological and safety; description of expectancy value theory of motivation|
|Friday||Hunger and situational cues||Relationship between hunger, the brain and motivation, How to look for situational cues, such as curiosity, anger, anxiety and fear|
1. Theories of Motivation: Instinct, Drive Reduction & Arousal
Motivation is a word we've all heard: whether we're asked if we're feeling motivated or, even, what our motivations are. Where does the desire to do something come from? This lesson presents and explains three of the main theories on motivation.
2. Intrinsic and Extrinsic Motivation in Education: Definition & Examples
Intrinsic and extrinsic are the two types of motivation. Learn more about intrinsic and extrinsic motivation from definitions and examples, then test your knowledge with a quiz.
3. Self-Determination Theory: Capacity, Strategy & Control Beliefs
How do you stay motivated? What motivates your peers and coworkers? Are rewards motivating factors or do people have an internal drive to persist until a given activity is completed? This lesson will describe a theory that encompasses both intrinsic and extrinsic motivators: the self-determination theory.
4. The Theory of Cognitive Dissonance in Psychology
What happens when a person's beliefs and actions don't line up? And how do people deal with their feelings when that happens? Explore this lesson for information on psychologist Leon Festinger's theory of cognitive dissonance.
5. Understanding Hunger: Physical & Psychological Factors
Finding a way to address our hunger is one of the main motivators we have as living beings. But hunger isn't all about your stomach; your brain plays a key role in how you get the message that it's time to refuel. Watch this lesson for details on how hunger works from the brain's perspective.
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