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Behavioral View of Motivation

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Katy Brank

on 7 April 2013

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Transcript of Behavioral View of Motivation

Kayla Adams,
Amanda Andary, &
Katy Brank
The Behavioral View of Motivation The Effects Behavioral View Limitations Represents extrinsic motivation rather than intrinsic motivation. What is the Behavioral View of Motivation? Focuses on effects of:
Observable stimuli
Consequences on the tendency to exhibit certain behaviors.
Also known as operant conditioning.
Organisms repeat actions.
Can be shaped through reinforcement. Other Behaviorist have used models of Skinner's theory.
Students are motivated by promise of reward.
Forms of rewards:
Subject Preference
Skinner's explanation
Positive and negative experiences. Extrinsic motivation:
the learner engages in an activity to earn a reward that is not directly related to the activity. Intrinsic motivation
the learner studies a subject or a skill because it produces inherently positive consequences. The three specific dangers:
Temporary changes
Materialistic attitude
Lessens intrinsic motivation How to use effectively Since the Behavioral view of motivation can be tricky and cause a lasting impact...

Rewards should be used to provide students with information about their level of

Be purposeful and thoughtful in choice of rewards. This would be especially helpful on tasks they have not yet mastered. Encourage them to explore low-interest topics.
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