Assignment 1: Organismic Psychological Needs

Organismic Psychological Needs

The purpose of this assignment is to have students familiarize themselves with the organismic, psychological needs of autonomy, competence, and relatedness.

  • After reading the textbook chapters, locate scholarly articles on the topic of psychological needs. Become familiar with the questions below:

1.    Why is the person-environment dialect important?

2.    What are the benefits from autonomy support (both giving and receiving)?

3.    How does optimal challenge and flow determine if a person will repeat an activity?

4.    Why are different types of feedback needed for different situations? Describe the types.

5.    Is it necessary to build a tolerance for failure?

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Organismic psychological needs
Organismic Psychological Needs
  • Write an essay paper discussing:

1.    An explanation of organismic psychological need and the main components: autonomy, competence, and relatedness.

2.    An analysis of each question (a-e above) with scholarly support and connection to class readings.

3.    Write a detailed explanation of various activities (engagement) and the need which is met. Describe why these relationships are important to understand.

Your essay should be 2000-2500 words and should include at least four (4) citations. Follow the guidelines for APA writing style, including proper headings for each section you are addressing. The title page and references page do not count toward the minimum word amount for this assignment.