Motivating Mortimer

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Motivating Mortimer Introduction This report is on a project undertaken to help an older gentleman named Mortimer who is seventy-seven years old. This project is intended to get Mortimer to develop a different behavior than what he has been displaying in recent times. He recalls his life story in the following way. As a young man, Mortimer enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corp. He was stationed in Australia and met his beautiful bride, Rosie. They have six great children, now in their forties and fifties. Mortimer worked for an advertising agency after he got out of the service. He was in very good physical shape. Tennis and track were his two sports of choice. As a matter of fact, Mortimer was a runner in the 1956 Olympics. At the age of thirty-eight, Mortimer became very ill and was left totally disabled for the rest of his life. However, he was determined to overcome many obstacles that may have otherwise interfered with him living a normal life. Mortimer set some goals that he wanted to accomplish. He wanted to utilize the knowledge that he had from working at the advertising agency. Getting a Bachelors Degree in Journalism was his first goal. Secondly, he wanted to write short stories and books. His third goal was to be independent and do some freelance work in journalism. Mortimer obtained these goals by writing many newspaper columns, short stories, and books. This is how he earned his living. He was very successful in the Journalism field. He still has one book that he has started, but never finished. Relationship Between Project and Motivation Theory Knowing that motivation is something internal and that people have different things that motivate them, we will describe the relationship betw... ... middle of paper ... ... J. "DeFreuding Evolutionary Psychology: Adaptation and Human Motivation." Cognitive Sciences Eprint Archive (30 Aug. 2000). Online. uswest.net. Available http://cogprints.soton.ac.uk/documents/disk0/00/00/03/26/ (12 Oct. 2000). Geen, Russell G. Human Motivation, A Social Psychological Approach. Ed. Lauri Banks Ataide. Pcific Grove, California: Brooks/Cole Publishing Company, 1995. Kohn, Alfie. Punished by Rewards. Ed. Education, Inc.:Turning Learning into a Business. Boston , New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1993. Staff Writer. "Motivation." Encyclopedia Britannica (UNKNOWN). Online. xoom.com. Available http://www.britannica.com/seo/m/motivation-1/ (27 Sep. 2000). UNKNOWN. "MOTIVATION." The University of Texas at Austin (29 Mar. 1999). Online. aol.com. Available http://www.utexas.edu/student/lsc/handouts/1903.html (8 Oct. 2000).

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