FRQ approach-approach conflict/self-actualization/intrinsic motivation


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.

  • Acetylcholine
  • Difference threshold
  • Social facilitation

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I teach World History, Civics, AP Psychology, and AP Government at West Bladen High School.
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