Nalyzing Behavior: Intrinsic Versus Extrinsic Motivation

Over the past decade, research studies on motivation have provided insights into the roles of extrinsic and intrinsic factors as motivators. One of the more interesting results reported in these studies is that humans can be significantly more driven to perform at a higher level by non-incentivized rewards, suggesting that higher performance can be expected for subjects who are intrinsically motivated.

Task: In this assignment, you will locate three primary research articles which examine the differential effects of intrinsic and extrinsic motivation. Then follow the assignment directions below. All three articles should be published since 2000. Example keywords for your literature search might be: motivation, intrinsic motivation, extrinsic motivation, reward, and human. Provide full APA citation for each article.

Your project should be between 15 and 20 pages long, not including the cover page, abstract, and reference page, in APA format.

Assignment Directions:
Analyze and summarize their findings regarding the relative importance of intrinsic versus extrinsic motivation
In your own words, briefly describe the research methods used in each of the three articles you obtained. Remember to compare and contrast methods across all three papers. How are they similar, and how are they different?
For each paper, discuss the kind of data collected, how it was collected, and how it was presented (graphical or table format). For each paper, explain which aspects of the data best support the conclusions of the author. Provide at least one representative graph or table from each paper that best reflects the conclusions drawn by the author(s), and describe the findings in this graph or table.
For the Personin each scenario below, assess and discuss each situation for (a) possible intrinsic vs. extrinsic motivators, (b) possible emotions that might be present in the scenario, and (c) the possible motivation for the behavior from an evolutionary perspective.
Storeowner: A store owner knowingly lies about the winning lottery numbers to a customer who has a winning lottery ticket. The store owner stealthily pockets the customers lottery ticket.
Mother: Following an earthquake, a mother hurriedly writes a note and pins it to her babys clothing. The note declares her love for the child. She then places her body between her baby and the debris falling from the ceiling.
Nurse: A nurse volunteers to travel to a floodand earthquake-prone place of the world for 30 days to help with a recent disaster that has crippled that region of the world. She is receiving no compensation for the work and is leaving her spouse and two children behind.