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Ch 70: Motivation Types and Sources

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Explore subjects ranging from Maslow's hierarchy of needs and self-determination theory to situational cues and the expectancy value theory of motivation. This chapter's fun video lessons and quizzes are designed to help you develop a solid understanding of these motivation topics.

Motivation Types and Sources - Chapter Summary

Watch this collection of short videos to explore the psychology behind our actions. Introductory lessons explain the differences between intrinsic and extrinsic motivation and briefly discuss a few key motivational theories. See how the sources of motivation described in these models stack up against the basic human needs outlined in the self-determination and expectancy value theories.

You'll also examine Maslow's hierarchy of needs alongside the roles of such motivators as achievement, hunger, love and sex. Wrap up your study of this topic with a lesson investigating cues in our environment that can cause emotions ranging from anger and fear to anxiety and curiosity. Chapter topics include:

  • Intrinsic and extrinsic motivation
  • Self-determination theory
  • Maslow's hierarchy of needs
  • Expectancy value theory
  • Common motivators
  • Situational cues

Our fun video format offers an engaging alternative to studying text-based materials alone. Each lesson lasts less than ten minutes, yet covers important terms and concepts in a way that makes them easy to commit to memory. Use these videos along with the matching transcripts to develop a thorough understanding of motivation topics, and take the multiple-choice lesson quizzes and chapter test to see how much you've learned.

9 Lessons in Chapter 70: Motivation Types and Sources
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Theories of Motivation: Instinct, Drive Reduction & Arousal

1. Theories of Motivation: Instinct, Drive Reduction & Arousal

Motivation is a word we've all heard: whether we're asked if we're feeling motivated or, even, what our motivations are. Where does the desire to do something come from? This lesson presents and explains three of the main theories on motivation.

Intrinsic and Extrinsic Motivation in Education: Definition & Examples

2. Intrinsic and Extrinsic Motivation in Education: Definition & Examples

Intrinsic and extrinsic are the two types of motivation. Learn more about intrinsic and extrinsic motivation from definitions and examples, then test your knowledge with a quiz.

Self-Determination Theory: Capacity, Strategy & Control Beliefs

3. Self-Determination Theory: Capacity, Strategy & Control Beliefs

How do you stay motivated? What motivates your peers and coworkers? Are rewards motivating factors or do people have an internal drive to persist until a given activity is completed? This lesson will describe a theory that encompasses both intrinsic and extrinsic motivators: the self-determination theory.

Achievement Motivation: Theory & Definition

4. Achievement Motivation: Theory & Definition

What motivates you in life? In this lesson, we will focus on achievement as the prime factor of motivation and how it influences some to set and accomplish goals.

Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs: Definition, Theory & Pyramid

5. Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs: Definition, Theory & Pyramid

Why is it that when some of our needs aren't met, it's almost impossible to concentrate on other ones? Psychologist Abraham Maslow spent his career looking for these answers. Watch this lesson to learn about some of his most important conclusions.

The Expectancy-Value Theory of Motivation

6. The Expectancy-Value Theory of Motivation

This lesson discusses how our expectations about a task and the value we place on our goals influence how we behave. You'll also have a chance to consider some surprising ideas about success and failure.

Understanding Hunger: Physical & Psychological Factors

7. Understanding Hunger: Physical & Psychological Factors

Finding a way to address our hunger is one of the main motivators we have as living beings. But hunger isn't all about your stomach; your brain plays a key role in how you get the message that it's time to refuel. Watch this lesson for details on how hunger works from the brain's perspective.

Love & Sex as Biological & Psychological Motivators

8. Love & Sex as Biological & Psychological Motivators

The motivators for sex are usually biological, just as the motivators for love are typically psychological. In this lesson, you'll learn about psychological and biological motivators, as well as the various reasons that love and sex are motivators.

Situational Cues for Anger, Fear, Anxiety & Curiosity

9. Situational Cues for Anger, Fear, Anxiety & Curiosity

In this lesson, you'll think about what might happen in your environment to trigger anger, fear, anxiety and curiosity. Find out how this can differ from person to person, and explore the ways in which these emotions are related.

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