PSY 355 Motivation and the Brain Grading Sheet.doc


Student/Group Name(s)
Grade 20/20
Assignment Brain-Motivation Paper

Subject Matter:
• Key elements of assignments covered
• Content is comprehensive/accurate/persuasive
• Displays an understanding of relevant theory
• Major points supported by specific details/examples
• Research is adequate/timely
• Writer has gone beyond textbook for resources
You did an introductory job in describing the relationship between the brain and motivation.

Higher-Order Thinking:
• Writer compares/contrasts/integrates theory/subject matter with work environment/experience
• At an appropriate level, the writer analyzes and synthesizes theory/practice to develop new ideas and ways of conceptualizing and performing
You did a good job in explaining the motivation behind eating: There are various parts of the brain that have been attributed to motivating behaviors such as healthy eating. This includes the limbic system, the hypothalamus, and also a variety of essential neurotransmitters. These elements of the brain are the key to motivating an individual to eat healthy. To fully understand how these parts of the brain affect motivation, it is important to delve into the underlying functions associated with these areas of the brain.
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