The best defender on a soccer team has been struggling. she has been struggling with her motivation to play because the motivational climate of the team does not align with some of the ways she is generally motivated. This has impacted her mood during all team functions including dinners, practices, and conditioning sessions as well as her play on the field. explain how information processing theory can be used to maintain a motivational climate for this athlete on her team. Explain how her mood and emotions have affected her communication with her teammates/coaches, including how this might be impacting her performance. Recommend strategies to help the defender gain and maintain motivation.