What is Motivation? - Theories & Examples


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Maslow's hierarchy of needs explains:

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1. Imagine you are bicycling in a race. Which of the following is the BEST example of an extrinsic motivation for this activity?

2. Which of the following needs creates the strongest drive to act immediately?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The following quiz and worksheet combo will test your knowledge of motivation theories. You will be quizzed on subjects such as Abraham Maslow's hierarchy of needs and intrinsic motivation.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

During the assessments, you will be tested on:

  • Drive reduction
  • Intrinsic motivation
  • Extrinsic motivation
  • Maslow's hierarchy of needs

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding motivation theories
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about drive reduction
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding extrinsic motivation and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

To learn more about these theories, review the accompanying lesson titled What is Motivation? - Theories & Examples. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Details the contributions of Maslow
  • Explains the drives of human beings
  • Covers drive reduction
  • Explores intrinsic and extrinsic motivation