Motivation and the Function of The Reticular Activating System Paper

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  1. Define Motivation. Discuss the component parts of the definition. (1/2 to 1 page)
  2. With regard to categories of analysis, what does “Innate vs Acquired” mean? (1/2 page)

4. Explain the function of the Reticular Activating System. (1/2 to 1 page)

5. With regard to Arousal Theory, what is the Inverted U Function (Yerkes-Dodson Law)? (1/2 to 1 page)

6. Describe proposed physiological/ neurological functions of dreaming. (1/2 to 1 page)

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Running head: MOTIVATION

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Define Motivation. Discuss the component parts of the definition.

Motivation is a practice of initiating, guiding, and maintaining goal-oriented manners.
Motivation drives us into action. Sometimes we have goals that we need to achieve, but we keep
procrastinating due to boredom. However, motivation can make us force ourselves into action
and achieve our set goals. One can gain motivation by reading an article or even taking water.
Several forces are involved in the motivation process, such as biological, cognitive, as well as
emotional forces (Velasufah, & Setiawan, 2019). Motivation has three significant components.
They include intensity, persistence, as well as activation. The intensity component involves
putting in a lot of effort as well as motivation to achieve your goal. For instance, when losing
weight, it is essential to eat less until you lose weight. Therefore, there must be consistency in
carrying out duties to get the anticipated result. The persistence component involves overcoming
challenges to achieve your goals. A...

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