Motivational Theories

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Motivational Theories Andrea Knepper According to The Person, there are 3 views based on theories involving psychology. These views are psychoanalytical view, humanistic view, and the diversity view. The psychoanalytical view, a theory belonging to Sigmund Freud, is based on Freud’s belief that we are driven by repressed sexual desires and a need for aggressive release. Carl Rogers founded the humanistic view, based on his theory of fulfilling one’s own desires and goals. Rogers believed individuals were unable to meet their own desires until basic needs were met, based on individuals putting work before play. The diversity view is based on a multitude of different motivators; power, intimacy, self attribution, affliction, and eroticism, to name a few. A goal oriented person might feed on self attribution, looking to become stronger and fulfill goals, and achieving a successful
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Unformatted text preview: career. Of these theories, I agree with the humanistic view the most. I do not believe our every thought and motivation can be based on sexual repress, as stated in the psychoanalytical view. I do somewhat agree with the diversity view, knowing that, at times, we possess more motivation than just fulfilling our own desires. But on a whole, I believe the humanistic view to be the most accurate. I believe we do things we do not like to do because the end result may be in our favor. For example, I am working in a dead end retail job at present. As much as I dislike my job, I go to work and fulfill my duties, so that I can make a life for my family until I have reached my ultimate goal; earning my degree in Psychology....
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