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Understanding Motivation Quiz

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1. What is the term for the process that initiates, guides, and maintains goal-oriented behaviors?

2. Maslow's hierarchy of needs is a motivational theory which is often depicted as a pyramid. What is at the base or bottom layer of the pyramid?

3. Which motivational theory proposes that an individual's motivation can be understood by the relationship between their belief in their own efforts, their belief in their own success, and the value they place on the goal?

4. In terms of motivation, what is 'intrinsic motivation'?

5. Extrinsic motivation refers to motivation that comes from what?

6. According to Self-Determination Theory, which type of motivation is associated with the highest form of learning and creativity?

7. Which theory of motivation suggests that behavior is driven by a desire to conform to social norms and to gain social approval?

8. What type of motivation would be at play if you were to study for an exam simply to avoid receiving a poor grade?

9. Who is primarily associated with the development of the 'Hierarchy of Needs' theory in psychology?

10. Which motivation theory describes a three-part cognitive model including arousal, direction, and intensity?