Psychological Needs Paper



Write a 1,400- to 1,750-word paper in which you look at your own psychological needs and how they motivate your behavior at work or as a student. As a part of your analysis, address the following:

  • Explain what is meant by psychological needs and an organismic approach to motivation.
  • Address your own psychological needs for why you are motivated to learn and complete assignments.
  • Explain how and why autonomy is important for your motivation.
  • Address how and why competence is important for you.
  • Explain quasi-needs and social needs.
  • Analyze the effects of affiliation needs on your level of motivation.
  • Address whether the need for power has had an effect on your behavior as a graduate student.

Include at least three peer-reviewed references.

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines. Write the paper from a first-person perspective.

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