The social group I have chosen to observe is my family. My family is larger than the average American family with fourteen people currently living in the same home, and an average American family being made up of 3.14 people (argis.com). With so many people living under one roof this group is generally loud and can sometimes be overwhelming for an outsider. This group loves to have fun and wherever we go we know how to entertain ourselves and have an enjoyable time, in fact, we consider our theme song “Good time” by Adam Young ft. Carly Rae Jepsen. This group values quality time more than anything whether it be going to a park and making a life size version of monopoly or simply watching a movie at home we are happiest when we are…show more content… 184).
Extrinsic versus Intrinsic Motivation
Extrinsic motivation involves external incentives such as rewards and punishers. When we are extrinsically motivated we engage in a behavior for an external payoff or to avoid an external punishment. Intrinsic motivation is based on internal factors such as organismic needs as well as curiosity, challenge, and fun. When we are intrinsically motivated, we engage in a behavior because we enjoy it (King, 2014, p. 338). I observed both intrinsic and extrinsic motivation in the same situation. With so many people living in the house we must take turns cooking dinner and in this instance, it was my brother and sisters turn to cook. My sister loves cooking, she was experiencing intrinsic motivation. Whereas my brother does not enjoy this task, but my brother knows that he will not get to go out with his friends if he does not help with dinner. My brother was extrinsically motivated in this situation.
Episodic memory is the retention of information about the where, when, and what of life 's happenings (King, 2014, p. 228). I observed episodic memory, multiple times during my observations. One example of this was when we were all at the dinner table and someone was