Theories of learning, motivation and cognition help us make sense of how we learn, where
motivation comes from and the forms it takes, as well as the job that cognitive processes take on
within social interactions. Aspects of social cognition include how we perceive, process, and save
information we acquire about people and social scenarios. Understanding factors that impact
learning, motivation and how we think about things allows health services practitioners to analyze
and pose inferences about the interactions, attitudes and beliefs of the people they seek to help.
- Review the research literature in the online APU Library or Google Scholar to identify one or
more studies where theories of learning, motivation and cognition are examined in the context
of an organization, work environment, school, government or family scenario.
- Analyze at least 3 case(s) for how learning, motivation and/or thinking (cognition) are
positively or negatively impacted by the conditions studied.