# EdPsych Exam 3 Practice Problems

Joan is a student in Mr. Johnson's class. Mr. Johnson notices that Joan has been doing more of her homework lately and raising her hand more often when he asks questions to the entire class. Mr. Johnson concludes that Joan has more motivation. This viewpoint is best explained by which theoretical view of motivation?
A) Humanistic theories
B) Behavioral theories
C) Cognitive theories
D) Sociocultural theories
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Joan is a student in Mr. Johnson's class. Mr. Johnson notices that Joan has been doing more of her homework lately and raising her hand more often when he asks questions to the entire class. Mr. Johnson concludes that Joan has more motivation. This viewpoint is best explained by which theoretical view of motivation?
A) Humanistic theories
B) Behavioral theories
C) Cognitive theories
D) Sociocultural theories
Given Mr. Johnson's theoretical viewpoint for Joan's increased motivation, what strategy is he most likely to try to maintain or increase her motivation?
A) Offer cooperative learning experiences for her.
B) Arouse her curiosity with some brain teasers.
C) Tell her that he believes in her ability.
D) Praise her good work.
According to self-determination theory, which of the following teacher behaviors is most likely to meet a student's need for competence?
A) Expressing annoyance in response to the student's failure.
B) Offering help when not asked by the student.
C) Praising all positive performances by the student.
D) Recognizing that problems may be too difficult for the student.
Which statement made by a student is not an example of them trying to protect their sense of self-worth?

A) "That test was too difficult. I think the teacher was trying to trick us."
B) "I could have done better, but I've been feelings sick lately."
C) "I just don't get this stuff. It doesn't matter how hard I try."
D) "I would have got a better grade if tests didn't make me feel so nervous."
A school in your neighborhood has recently instituted a program which will provide a reduced-cost breakfast to all students everyday the school is in session. Based on the school's program, which component of Maslow's hierarchy of needs is the school trying to address?

A) Safety Needs
B) Survival Needs
C) Growth Needs
D) Belonging Needs
Rachel has worked very hard on a science project demonstrating the effects of heat and pressure in active volcanoes. She hopes she will get an "A" on this project so that her class grade will be high enough for her parents to take a trip to the Philadelphia Zoo at the beginning of summer break, as promised. Rachel is clearly demonstrating which form of motivation with respect to her learning?
A) Amotivation
B) Extrinsic Motivation
C) Motivational Guilt
D) Intrinsic Motivation
Jane, a student in your class, has been really trying hard in class ever since she received C on the midterm. She now always comes to class and office hours and takes notes on the text and the lecture content. According to attribution theory, she most likely attributed her performance on the midterm as:
a. lack of ability.
b. lack of effort.