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Select one of the following behaviors as the basis for your paper:

  • Eating healthy
  • Exercising
  • 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.