For this assignment, you will choose two different theories of motivation, which are (theory of evolution and Lewin’s theory). You will then analyze these theories. The purpose of
this assignment is to familiarize you with early theories of motivation and to get you to
think about the extent to which they are applicable today.
1. Provide a brief (one paragraph) summary for each theory of motivation . Be sure each summary specifies the key variables included in the theory, as well as describing how the theory indicates these variables relate to one another.
A. According to each theory, what circumstances and/or processes will cause
motivation to increase?
B. According to each theory, what circumstances and/or processes will cause a
decrease in motivation?
2. In what ways are these two theories similar? In what ways do these two theories
differ?
3. Are these two theories still relevant today? In other words, are they still useful in
describing and predicting motivation and behavior in modern times? Why or why not?
Be sure to include relevant examples in your response.

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