Intrinsic and Extrinsic Motivation

Intrinsic and Extrinsic Motivation


  •  the factors that influence the initiation, direction, intensity, & persistence of behavior
  • Motive the actual reason or purpose for a behavior

The force that

  • nenergizes behavior
  • ndirects behavior
  • ncauses behavior to persist

Indicators of Motivation

  • High Activity level
  • Increased rate of learning
  • Higher level of performance
  • Greater persistence or continuity and organized pattern of activities
  • Disrupt effort in other activities
  • Make choices
  • Behavior that satisfies a motive

Intrinsic / Extrinsic Motivation

Intrinsic motivation

involves engaging in activity for its own sake, in absence of external reward.

Extrinsic motivation

involves engaging in activity for some external consequence .

Over justification – Mark Lepper … when individual feels justified in doing something cause there are a lot of external rewards, person doe not feel as internally motivated for engaging in the behavior.

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