Applications of Motivational Learning Theory
Select an infamous serial killer and perform an analysis of this individual’s motivation, in terms of at least two of the four learning theories.
Prepare a 5- 7 page transcript for police officers, explaining the behavior of serial killers in terms of established learning theories and theories of motivation.
Address the following in your talk:
- Identification of intrinsic and extrinsic rewards in the killers’ behaviors.
- Demonstration of application of theory-based motivation (expectancy-value, self-worth, social comparison, and so forth) for how serial killers may have been motivated to learn such violent behavior