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motivation -DQ2-week2 - strongest effect. When the lower...

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What drives motivation? Motivation is defined as the forces within a person that affect the direction, intensity and persistence of voluntary behavior. Depending on the motivation of a person they may choose to exert a particular effort level (intensity), for a certain amount of time (persistence), towards a particular goal (direction). What are positive motivating factors? Things that drive motivation are things that increase the neurological state that energizes individuals to correct deficiencies and maintain an internal equilibrium. Also, Needs are positive motivating factors. Needs include goal directed forces that people experience, drive generated emotions towards a goal and goals that are formed by self-concept, social norms and experience. Drives or primary needs lead to needs which influence the decisions and behaviors of people. Manslow’s needs hierarchy theory splits into seven categories that capture most needs and five categories which are placed in a hierarchy. The way this works is the lowest unmet need has the
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Unformatted text preview: strongest effect. When the lower need is satisfied, the next higher need becomes the primary motivator and so on. The top of the pyramid is self-actualization this is where people desire more rather than less of something when it is satisfied. What I’ve found to be odd with this theory is how does one assume that everyone starts at the same place and goes through the same series in the hierarchy? Wouldn’t most people have their own unique needs? And what about innate abilities or factors that influence our innate self, how does that play a role in his theory? k e n y o n , R . ( 2 0 0 9 , N o v e m b e r ) . M a s l o w ' s h i e r a rc h y o f n e e d s a n d n e e d l e v e l s . R e t r i e v e d f r om h t t p : / / w w w. x e n o d o c h y. o r g / e x / l i s t s / m a s l ow. h t m l B o e r e e , G . ( 2 0 0 6 ) . A b r a h a m m a s l o w . R e t r i e v e d f r o m h t t p : / / w e b s p a c e . s h i p . e d u / c g b o e r / m a s l ow. h t m l...
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This note was uploaded on 12/02/2011 for the course ECON 101 taught by Professor Smith during the Spring '11 term at Ill. Chicago.

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