Select one of the following behaviors as the basis for your paper:
- Eating healthy
- Smoking cessation
- Attending college
- Starting a family
Write a 1,050- to 1,400-word paper in which you evaluate how goals, mindsets, and personal beliefs affect motivation to engage or disengage in the selected behavior. Include the following:
- Compare the four types of mindsets, and identify which is most appropriate for the selected activity.
- Analyze the influence of human cognitions and other factors related to self on motivation―including self-concept, self-esteem, and self-regulation―to engage in your selected behavior.
- Explain self-efficacy, mastery beliefs, and learned helplessness, and their relationship to motivation.
- Identify and analyze relevant theories on goal setting, mindset, personal control, and the self.
Include at least 2 references from scholarly, peer-reviewed sources.
Format your paper according to APA guidelines.