Instinct Theory of Motivation: Overview


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Instinct theories state that we act in accordance with:

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1. Psychologists whose theories resonate with instinct theories are:

2. Freud identified these two instinctual drives that influence human actions:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet help you check your understanding of the accompanying lesson on instinct theories of motivation. Some concepts you will be tested on include the respective theories of William James and Sigmund Freud.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you will be tested on your understanding of the following concepts:

  • Freud's theory of motivation
  • William James's theory of motivation
  • The dominating factors in each theory
  • Instinct theories' framework

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet will let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related psychology lesson
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of instinct theories
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as William James's and Freud's instinct theories of motivation

Additional Learning

To learn more, refer to the accompanying lesson Instinct Theory of Motivation: Overview. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understand the framework of instinct theories of motivation
  • Learn about specific theories
  • Understand the specific factors involved in James's and Freud's theories