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Motivation Theory 1

PLT: Students as Learners Review

TermDefinition
self-determination theory to actualize one's potential three universal needs must be met: competence, relatedness and autonomy
attribution theory people will interpret their environment in such a way as to maintain a positive self-concept
extrinsic motivation motivation that comes from factors outside of the individual
intrinsic motivation motivation that comes from inside an individual
cognitive dissonance stress or feelings of discomfort related to conflicting beliefs, attitudes and/or behaviors
classical conditioning reflexive learning in which a stimulus evokes a response that was originally evoked by another stimulus
operant conditioning instrumental learning that occurs through rewards and punishment to change behavior
positive reinforcement a response or behavior is strengthened by presenting a motivation item after the response/behavior has been exhibited
negative reinforcement a response or behavior is strengthened by stopping or removing averse stimuli
motivation theory the study of why people think and behave as they do
Created by: samiotte