PSY 220 Week 5 DQ 1

PSY 220 Week 5 DQ 1

PSY 220 Week 5 DQ 1

You have made a life changing decision of earning a degree. It may change your opportunities in life and your ability to earn and obtain the career you want, but it takes a significant commitment. What is the level of commitment to your goal? How has, or may this commitment to your goal help you in difficult times? What specific changes have you made in your life to ensure that you will complete this commitment to yourself?


Earning your degree takes dedication, commitment, and time. The motivation that drives you through the tough times and keeps you focused is the foundation for your commitment. Discuss whether your motivations for striving are intrinsic, introjected, identified, or extrinsic. Do you believe your goal of earning a degree is an approach goal or an avoidant goal? Explain your answer.

This course has discussed how people look at life events differently. Many factors influence how people as individuals may view a situation. Just as people can make snap judgments about a person, they can also make those same judgments about situations. For example, a man was riding on a train and observed a woman in the seat across the aisle from him with two children. The children were being loud and fighting. When one of the children knocked over the man’s coffee, he became aggravated and asked the woman, who sat there starring out the window, if she could control her children. The woman turned to the man half coherent and apologized explaining that she and her children were coming from the hospital where their father, her husband, had just passed away. Immediately, this changed how the man viewed the situation.

Describe a situation that might be viewed differently by two people. This event can be as small as an encounter on the street or as major as the birth of a child.

Summarize how it could be viewed differently. How might religious, cultural, or personal beliefs influence how this event is interpreted? How might a person’s mood, personality, or situation influence how he or she interprets this event?

Write a 1,050- to 1,400-word paper following APA guidelines