After reading the material on Motivation and Positive Psychology for this week,


After reading the material on Motivation and Positive Psychology for this week, please create a post that contains each of the following 3 items (with a minimum 200 words total). Cite sources and include a reference list:
Discuss what at least two main valuable ”takeaways” for you were when reading about Motivation and Positive Psychology, and why you feel these items are significant.
On p. 204 of the Wehmeyer and Shogrun chapter on Self-Determination, they cite a study by Deci et al. (1981) that “found that autonomy-supportive teachers who created learning environments that enabled students to make choices and act volitionally were associated with higher levels of student intrinsic motivation, perceived competence, and self-esteem.”
However, on p. 65 of the Hanniball et al. chapter, the authors cite another study that found “having too many options can result in negative psychological consequences, such as decreased intrinsic motivation, task performance, and post-decision satisfaction.”
Discuss whether these two findings can be reconciled, and if so, what would you recommend regarding giving students and others more choices?
The chapter by Christie et al. identifies 5 factors that are believed to be key in the experience of meaning in life: (a) positive affect; (b) social relationships; (c) true self-knowledge; (d) religious (or spiritual) beliefs; and (e) mortality awareness. Discuss your own current experience of meaning in life per these five factors, and identify what area(s) you could work on more to make your life feel more meaningful?


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