Developing Human Potential

Please answer the following questions.  Your answers are to be typed and explained in complete sentences.There are five (5) questions worth five points each.  Please do not remove the questions and cite any sources that you use.  Total: 25 points

Question 1 (5 pts)

Reaching your potential is a process that occurs in stages.  Identify and explain the five stages in the process of reaching your potential.

Question 2 (5 pts)

Define values and beliefs and provide personal examples of each.  Identify one of your top values and discuss (a) how you think about it; (b) how you feel about it; and (c) how it influences your behavior.

Question 3 (5 pts)

Describe the difference between intrinsic and extrinsic motivation and give personal examples of each.  Explain what motivates you to achieve your goals and succeed in life.

Question 4 (5 pts)

Describe the PrOACT (PrOACT is an acronym for problem, objective, alternative, consequence and trade-off. It represents 5 steps through which a smart choice may be done as presented in the book “Smart Choice Choice” written by John S. et Al.) approach to problem solving and explain how you would use this method to solve a problem.

Question 5 (5 pts)

Identify and describe the four basic learning styles.  Identify your learning style preference(s) and describe how you best learn.



  • Smart Choices: A Practical Guide to Making Better Decisions Paperback – March 5, 2002
  • Wegemer, C. M., & Eccles, J. S. (2019). Gendered STEM career choices: Altruistic values, beliefs, and identity. Journal of Vocational Behavior110, 28-42.
  • Fischer, C., Malycha, C. P., & Schafmann, E. (2019). The influence of intrinsic motivation and synergistic extrinsic motivators on creativity and innovation. Frontiers in psychology10, 137.