Motivation Quiz

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What is motivation?

What is an example of extrinsic motivation?

Which type of motivation involves biologically instigated drives?

What is intrinsic motivation?

What drives motivated behaviors in many cases?


Understanding Motivation

  • Motivation is a need or desire that energizes behavior and directs it toward a goal, either starting or stopping behavior.
  • It encompasses internal and external forces that drive thoughts, moods, and behaviors.
  • Types of motivation include drive, which is biologically instigated, and motive, which is learned.
  • Many motivated behaviors have roots in both biology and cognition/learning.
  • Extrinsic motivation involves performing an action for an outcome external to the person, such as a reward or threat of punishment.
  • An example of extrinsic motivation is going to work for money.
  • Intrinsic motivation involves performing an action for the inherent satisfaction or enjoyment it brings.
  • Motivation to go to college can stem from both intrinsic and extrinsic factors.
  • Drive creates a state of tension that humans seek to correct, such as drinking water to satisfy thirst.
  • Achievement is an example of a motive-based motivational process that is learned.
  • Understanding the different types of motivation is crucial for comprehending human behavior and decision-making.
  • Motivation can be influenced by both biological and environmental factors.


Test your knowledge of motivation with this quiz. Explore the definition of motivation and the various types that drive human behavior. See how much you know about what motivates individuals to pursue their goals and aspirations.

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