Assignment 3: Essay: Motivation
Compare and contrast how the motivation-performance relationship is explained by the cognitive evaluation, achievement goal, and attribution theories. Provide examples from sport and/or cite research to support your answer. Follow APA guidelines for writing and citing sources.
Imagine that you are the coach of a Division I university team. Discuss how you would create the ideal motivational climate for your team based on the implications for athletes provided by the cognitive evaluation, achievement goal, and attribution theories. In your answer, be sure to create a hypothetical team in a sport of your choice, and provide specific examples and details to illustrate your understanding of the theories and implications for athletes.
Write your answers in a 2–3-page essay and present it in Microsoft Word document format.
Chose an appropriate model related to situation specific self-confidence in athletes.
Assignment 2: Critical Thinking Essay
The purpose of this assignment is to demonstrate your theoretical understanding of motivation. Read Critical Thinking Question Number 1 on pg. 141 of your textbook and answer the question First, what are the hypothesized mechanisms for the detrimental effects of an internal focus, and second, are there exceptions to this general finding?
In a 1-2 page essay that meets these additional requirements:
· Provide a solid theoretical background for the model you choose to write about.
· Supported your model selection with relevant and scholarly appropriate sources.
Write the essay in 1–2 pages and present it in Microsoft Word document format.