Option 4: forensic psychology literature handout select an infamous

Option 4: Forensic Psychology Literature Handout

 

Select an infamous serial killer and perform an analysis of this individual’s motivation, in terms of at least two of the four learning theories.

 

Prepare a 3- to 5-page handout for police officers, explaining the behavior of serial killers in terms of established learning theories and theories of motivation.

 

Address the following in your handout:

 

Identification of intrinsic and extrinsic rewards in the killers’ behaviors

 

Demonstration of application of theory-based motivation (expectancy-value, self-worth, social comparison, and so forth) for how serial killers may have been motivated to learn such violent behavior