Jill - Jaimie Hsu Motivation in School Jill faces a lack of...

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Jaimie Hsu Motivation in School Jill faces a lack of motivation because of her drive, arousal, and incentives. The drive theory states that the notion of physiological needs arouse tension and motivates action. For example, a person who is driven to avenge the murder of his wife will be extremely motivated to track down the culprit and see that justice is done to them. There must be a correlation between drive and motive. However, Jill, who is an active and restless teenager, has multiple physiological needs that do not correlate with school work. For example, she may have the need to explore and experience a sense of adventure. This cannot be accomplished in class, and as a result, drives her to skip several of her classes to satisfy the tension. Similar to the avenged husband, Jill is motivated to satisfy her drive for a sense of adventure outside of school. Jill may also have an abnormally high arousal level. The arousal theory states that motivation comes from a need to achieve and maintain
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This note was uploaded on 11/15/2010 for the course PSYCH 1013 taught by Professor None during the Spring '10 term at Whitman.

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