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Option 3: Forensic Psychology Transcript
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Applications of Motivational Learning Theory



Option 3: Forensic Psychology Transcript


Select an infamous serial killer and perform an analysis of this individual’s motivation, in terms of at least two of the four learning theories.

Prepare a 5- 7 page transcript for police officers, explaining the behavior of serial killers in terms of established learning theories and theories of motivation.

Address the following in your talk:

  • Identification of intrinsic and extrinsic rewards in the killers’ behaviors.
  • Demonstration of application of theory-based motivation (expectancy-value, self-worth, social comparison, and so forth) for how serial killers may have been motivated to learn such violent behavior
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