We are students at Walsh University who are interested in how motivation plays a role in ones performance. In order to test this, we will provide participants with either approach or avoidance motivation instructions and then ask them to complete a 2 minute anagram task containing 3 practice sets and 7 experimental sets. Participants will either be told they have the opportunity to earn 2 tickets if they successfully find 90% or more of the possible words in the anagram (approach motivation), or that they should not miss more than 10% of all the possible words in order to not lose their tickets (avoidance). Finally, in order to measure how much a participant identifies with a certain motivational style, they will be given a BIS/BAS questionnaire that provides a score based on motivation. We hypothesize that those who are given instructions that match their motivational style reported on the BIS/BAS will perform better on the anagram task than those who experience a mismatch. We also hypothesize that overall, those who are approach motivated will perform better than those who are avoidance motivated.