The human being is a marvellous organism capable of performing a wide range of behaviours such as perceiving, remembering, learning, problem-solving, etc. Yet none of this will be done without motivation. The uses to which a human being puts his capabilities depend on his drives, needs, desires, loves, hates, fears, etc. Motivation impels or goads him into activity.


Intrinsic Motivation Human Motivation Social Motive Primary Drive Stimulus Substitution 
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Further Reading

  1. Deci, E.L. and Ryan, R.M. (1985). Intrinsic Motivation and Self Determination in Human Behaviour (New York: Plenum Press)Google Scholar
  2. Jung, J. (1978). Understanding Human Motivation (New York: Macmillan)Google Scholar
  3. McClelland, D. (1988). Human Motivation (Cambridge: CUP)Google Scholar
  4. Vernon, M.D. (1969). Human Motivation (London: Cambridge University Press)Google Scholar
  5. Weiner, B. (1980). Human Motivation (New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston)Google Scholar

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