Psychology: What Motivation Is and its definition.

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  1. paradigmsearch profile image90
    paradigmsearchposted 6 years ago

    I hypothesis that the primary motivation is fear, as in being motivated to perform certain tasks to avoid the consequences of not doing so.

    The second motivation is pleasure, as in being motivated to perform certain tasks to accomplish attainment.

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      Wilfionposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      And people are motivated by necessity.  The motivation to go to work, is based on the need to have a roof over our heads or to have food on the table.

      1. Hollie Thomas profile image60
        Hollie Thomasposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        But that could also indicate fear. The fear of not having food and a roof over our heads.

  2. knolyourself profile image60
    knolyourselfposted 6 years ago

    So is the artist motivated out of fear?

    1. Hollie Thomas profile image60
      Hollie Thomasposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Good question. I'm thinking on it. We can also be motivated by love or creativity? Perhaps?

      1. couturepopcafe profile image60
        couturepopcafeposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        The artist is motivated by fear as well - the fear of not measuring up, constantly trying to prove the muse - and by love, the stirring within the artists' bosom which cannot be explained - once again moved by the muse.

  3. knolyourself profile image60
    knolyourselfposted 6 years ago

    ... or a good milkshake.

    1. Hollie Thomas profile image60
      Hollie Thomasposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Desire.

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    Wilfionposted 6 years ago

    I think fear is perhaps the stongest motivation for humans, even when we don't recognise this as the reason we are doing something.  Life is uncertain and we can feel insecure, never knowing what the future will bring.  So perhaps one motivation why we do things is to divert out attentions away from the fear.  If we are keeping busy, we hope not to give in to our fears.

    1. Hollie Thomas profile image60
      Hollie Thomasposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I think fear is a great motivator, we, mostly want and need some sense of security. I do believe there are other motivators though, greed for one.

    2. couturepopcafe profile image60
      couturepopcafeposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Absolutely agree on the most base level.  And a very unfortunate look into society.  Also not necessarily an inherent position for humans but one dictated by current circumstance.

  5. knolyourself profile image60
    knolyourselfposted 6 years ago

    So it can be said about anything. I am going now to wake a guest up from a nap as requested. It could be from fear of repercussions if I do not.
    But that is not true here. It is their wish.

    1. Hollie Thomas profile image60
      Hollie Thomasposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Needing to be respected and liked? A sense of responsibility?

  6. psycheskinner profile image81
    psycheskinnerposted 6 years ago

    You guys realize this is in response to an original spam post that was then deleted, right>  I wish they would delete the entire threads,,,,

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      Wilfionposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I thought I was responding to a question by paradigmsearch, but looking again, it does seem to be an answer to a question.  It would be interesting to know what the original question was.

  7. knolyourself profile image60
    knolyourselfposted 6 years ago

    So what? Still a discussion. Deletes me.

  8. psycheskinner profile image81
    psycheskinnerposted 6 years ago

    I am just saying, what seems like the first post, wasn't for half the thread.  So they are now out of context.

    1. Hollie Thomas profile image60
      Hollie Thomasposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I also believed this was posted by Paradigmsearch, as a discuss type of post. Looking again, I can see this is a bit odd.

 
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