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Motivational Concepts Andrew March 30, 2017 PSY/320 Instructor:
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Introduction In this paper motivation will be defined and explored as to how some employees express their motivation in the work place. Though outdated, we will look at how Clark Hull defined and explained motivation in his theory of drive reduction and how it can still be observed in the workplace. We will also discuss how in Hull’s drive reduction theory fell short in explaining what was called random error and how it often tied in with ones habits or learned behavior. Motivation Motivation is simply defined as the reason why one does something or act a certain way. This can be seen in the work place everywhere you look. There are certain employees that rise above the rest. If you look at those types of employees you can see what sets them apart from the others. For the purpose of this paper we are going to use Hull’s drive reduction theory. Ultimately there is a formula that was developed which is E = H x D x K. The E stands for excitatory Potential or in simple terms it is an action. The H stands for habit strength or how often one does a certain action pertaining to the situation or even something as simple is how many times one has been placed in a like situation before. The D stands for drive which
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