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Human Motivation

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Ms. Ramirez

on 30 September 2015

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Transcript of Human Motivation

Case Study 1
Susan is working on an extra credit assignment for her class. She has been working on it for the past couple of days and she is extremely proud of her accomplishments. She does not need the extra credit points. She has learned that the topic was very interesting and wanted to learn more about it.

What type of motivation does she have?
Case Study 2
James is a star athlete on his high school football team. Lately his grades have been slipping and his coach says that he cannot play unless he pulls up his grades. He enlists the help of his neighbor to help him study and do well in his classes.

What type of motivation does he have?
Case Study 3
Motivational Concepts
Drive Theory
Incentive Theory
Maslow Theory of Human Motivation
Incentive Theory
Behavior is motivated by a desire for reinforcement or incentives
Unlike the drive theory, the incentive theory states we are motivated by extrinsic motivators.
Positive Incentives: wages, salaries, bonuses, extra credit points, candy.
Negative incentives: detention, standards
derived from the Latin word "movere" which means "to move" or "to energize" or "to activate"
the reason or reasons a person has for acting or behaving in a particular way.
the general desire or willingness of someone to do something
Human Motivation
Drive Theory
Drive - an instinctual Intrinsic need that has the power of pushing behavior of an individual.
Based on the principle that organisms are born with certain psychological needs (physical, emotional, psychological, etc). The organism will not be able to relax unless the need is satisfied.
Abraham Maslow
Karen is practicing for her piano competition. Her mom has been pushing her to practice every day for the past few months. Her older sister was always first place in the competitions and her ribbons littered their household. Although her hands are starting to cramp, she is determined to win this weekend.

What is her motivation?
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