Goal Achievement

For this discussion, complete the following:

  • Describe how closely people’s goals are matched to their abilities.
  • Describe with examples people you know whose goals are way below their abilities and others whose goals exceed their abilities.
  • Discuss how achievement valence may depend on a match between a person’s goal level and ability.
  • Describe how closely your goals match your abilities.

Remember to cite scholarly evidence to support your statements when appropriate, using APA (6th edition) style and formatting.

Response Guidelines

After your initial post, respond to at least two other learners’ posts by asking questions and adding comments that expand and deepen the conversation. Your responses are expected to be substantive in nature.

Resources

  • PSYC Discussion Participation Scoring Guide.
  • APA Style and Format.

The Power to Overcome Failure

After completing the readings in this unit and viewing the video The Power to Overcome Failure, complete the following:

  • Describe instances in which you find yourself obeying the principle of least effort or the law of less work. For example, you drive instead of walk, take the elevator instead of the stairs, eat fast food rather than cook, or take an easy elective course rather than a challenging one (Deckers, 2018).
  • The video The Power to Overcome Failure discusses the difference between performance goals and learning goals for children’s academic performance and their ability to persist and overcome failure. As an adult learner, share examples of your performance goals or learning goals, and describe how those goals help motivate your academic success.

Remember to cite scholarly evidence to support your statements when appropriate, using current APA style and formatting.

Response Guidelines

After making your initial post, respond to at least two other learners posts by asking questions and adding comments that expand and deepen the conversation. Your responses are expected to be substantive in nature.

Reference

Deckers, L. (2018). Motivation: Biological, psychological, and environmental (5th ed.). New York, NY: Routledge.

Resources

  • Discussion Participation Scoring Guide.
  • APA Style and Format.

 

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