Lauren loves her parents very much but is so committed to playing the violin that she transferred from her original college to a music school against their wishes. Lauren practices and studies violin with a group of talented students. She aspires to a life as concert musician.
A. Explain how the concept of approach-approach conflict may have contributed to Lauren’s decision to change schools.
B. Explain how self-actualization may contribute to Lauren’s desire to play the piano.
C. Using the following psychological terms, describe why Lauren plays the violin.
- Intrinsic motivation
- Social learning theory
D. Explain how each of the following can affect Lauren as she plays the violin.
- Difference threshold
- Social facilitation