Monday, June 11, 2012

Final Post : ) Economics of Motivation & Getting Closer to Graduation

According to our text, economics of motivation is measured in various ways: money, time, and energy. There is a cost to satisfying a need, or acheive a goal, to do this you must have resources. We all as college students experience the economics of motivation with our goal being college graduation.

Our response costs : number of credits required to graduate

Our time costs: how many years it takes us to complete these courses

Physical energy costs: number of days we dragged ourselves to class when sick

Our psychological energery costs: staying on task, not giving up..

Our oppurtunity costs: we all gave up events and some even jobs and relationships in the name of getting it done.

     After almost six long years I have almost satisfied my goal. At the close of this semester, I am completing my psychology degree with one more semester until I finish my education degree.There were several setbacks, and obstacles, but the reward of the acheivment will far surpass any regret from past frustrations. Each semester gave me the feedback and positive reinforcement I have needed to keep working toward the next semester and ultimately my end goal : finally graduating from college.
      This was the perfect course to select as my final psychology course. I love learning about what drives us in our behavior, this class inspired me to constantly apply the material in the text, slides and website to my own life, and think about it through a personal lens rendering a fuller understanding. Reading posts written by my classmates gave me alternate perspectives to think about, and whether I responded or not, I always digested what you all wrote and enjoyed all of what I read. This class had very little oppurtunity cost because while there was a lot of reading, and we did a lot in a short amount of time.. its only June and in one short month we earned four credits! Thanks for a great semester and have a great summer!


  1. i couldnt have said it any better myself!

    1. The economic cost of motivation definitely applied through the last month. I took perception also so most of my time and effort was spent doing as well as I possibly could in these two classes. Giving up my free time the past month was definitely a cost but it was worth it.

  2. Never looked at school and broke it down this way!

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