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