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Motivation - From brain function to behavior

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Please help so that I can write a paper regarding the following:

a. Select one of the following topics as the basis:
1) Eating healthy
2) Exercising
3) Quitting smoking
4) Quitting drinking
5) Refraining from using drugs

b. Prepare a paper in which you analyze the brain structures and functions associated with the motivation to engage in your selected behavior. In your analysis, be sure to also evaluate the impact of extrinsic and intrinsic factors, including heredity and the environment, on the motivation to engage in your selected behavior.

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This solution includes a discussion of motivational concepts which lead to alterations in behavior, both in the learning of good habits and the breaking of bad habits. Included are explanations and examples of the specific brain areas and structures involved in motivation and how they relate to changes in behavior. Also included are discussions and examples pertaining to intrinsic and extrinsic motivational factors.

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