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achievement motivation

achievement motivation  

Defined as the need to perform well or the striving for success, and evidenced by persistence and effort in the face of difficulties, achievement motivation is regarded as a central human motivation. ...
additive principle

additive principle  

The notion in sports psychology that intrinsic motivation and extrinsic motivation combine to create the need for achievement (see achievement motivation). Compare multiplicative principle.
cognitive-evaluation theory

cognitive-evaluation theory  

A theory dealing with the effect of extrinsic rewards on intrinsic motivation. It assumes that intrinsically motivated behaviour is affected by a person's innate need to feel competent and ...
competing response theory

competing response theory  

Theory that explains why intrinsic motivation is reduced when an external reward is given. According to the theory, giving an external reward can act as a competing response which distracts from and ...
extrinsic motivation

extrinsic motivation  

An incentive to do something that arises from factors outside the individual, such as rewards or penalties. The promise of a bonus if one meets agreed performance targets is an obvious example of ...
information aspect

information aspect  

In cognitive evaluation theory, the extent to which extrinsic rewards provide positive feedback about an outcome and thereby increase intrinsic motivation by enhancing feelings of competence. ...
intrinsic reward

intrinsic reward  

A positive outcome of performing work that is integral to the work task itself, such as love of or pride in one's work, a sense of challenge or achievement, etc.
intrinsic value

intrinsic value  

Ethical values or rights that exist as an intrinsic characteristic of a particular thing or class of things simply because of their existence. Also known as inherent value. Contrast acquired value, ...
motivation

motivation  

The mental processes that arouse, sustain, and direct human behaviour. Motivation may stem from processes taking place within an individual (intrinsic motivation) or from the impact of factors acting ...
multiplicative principle

multiplicative principle  

The notion that intrinsic motivation and extrinsic motivation are interactive and not additive. The principle is based on the observation that, in some circumstances extrinsic motivation in the form ...

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