(Answered) PSYC315N Week 2 Discussion: The Social Self in Social Psychology


PSYC315N Social Psychology

Required Resources
Read/review the following resources for this activity:

  • Textbook: Chapter 3
  • Lesson
  • Minimum of 2 sources cited (assigned readings/online lessons and an outside scholarly source)

Initial Post Instructions
Motivation is a fantastic tool that helps keep individuals moving and active in life. Consider the difference between intrinsic and extrinsic motivation. What are the motivations in your life that are pushing you to earn your degree? How do your sources of motivation align with your sense of self or self-concept? Do you find yourself more swayed by intrinsic or extrinsic sources of motivation when it comes to completing your degree? Why do you think that is?

Follow-Up Post Instructions
Respond to at least one peer. Further the dialogue by providing more information and clarification.


The motivation for me completing my bachelors in nursing is mainly extrinsic and a little bit of intrinsic. Extrinsically, our hospital requires all nurses to have a minimum degree of bachelors in nursing and that is what pushed me to start this educational process. However, I think intrinsic factors kicked in to help me keep going and power through. Such as the need to be an example to my children…..please click the icon below to purchase full answer at $5