Individual Assignment: Motivation and the Brain Paper – due Day 7, Week 3.
Resources: Assigned readings, Electronic Reserve Readings, the Internet, and other
Select one of the following topics as the basis for this paper:
o Eating healthy
o Quitting smoking
o Quitting drinking
o Refraining from using drugs
A. Write a 1400-word paper in which you analyze the brain structures and functions
associated with the motivation to engage in your selected behavior.
B. Evaluate the influence of extrinsic and intrinsic factors, including heredity and the
environment, on the motivation to engage in your selected behavior. (use extensive
Include at least three references from scholarly, peer-reviewed sources.
Use at least three references, one of which may be your book. Two need to be from a peer-reviewed
journal or book on a related topic. The last one can be from a website or another electronic source.
You do not need to provide the results to me, but you should run all your papers through the CWE for
spelling and grammar errors. Your paper, to receive full points will need to be error-free.
Use third person voice.