Defining Motivation

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Defining Motivation
PSY/355
February 11, 2013
Gavin G. Coriell, M.S. Ed

What is motivation? Motivation is what drives one to do something. Motivation is how one is able to achieve a goal, a task, desire, or necessary action to obtain a reward, incentive, or a self gratification. Motivation is a behavior that drives someone to perform an action or strives to change an action. Motivation is individually based as each individual has different desires, motives, and incentives as to what motivates them into their personal goals, personal needs and self-gratification. Human’s motivation is determined as a behavior in which one has to perform a certain behavior to receive a result in either the terms of a goal, an accomplishment or a necessary need. If one is hungry they get up and get something to eat; if one hears music they find catchy they begin to bob their head or sing with music/song lyrics or even hum to the notes. The motivations in these two examples are the motivation to eat to satisfy hunger. The motivation for bobbing the head, singing or humming to music is the satisfaction of enjoyment or the encouragement to dance a feeling of pleasure associated with the behavior of motivation.
In motivation there are several sources in which motivation initiates from. Right now there are 20 students taking this class; Motivational Process in Human Psychology the goal or achievement is to obtain a Bachelors Degree in Psychology, however the reasons for obtaining a BA are different for everyone in the class and the motivations will be different for everyone in the class. A motivational factor maybe to improve financial security, to obtain education for personal use in order to help family members, or to prove to one’s self that they can obtain a degree whatever the reasons are they are personal and obtain personal embraces that make them continue to…...

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