GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering) Psychology Motivation-Approaches to Understanding Motivation: Instinct Study Material (Page 1 of 1)

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Concept and Definition of Motivation: Important Definitions

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Motivation can be described as internal forces, which arouse or initiate action or behavior, direct it, account for its termination and cessation. It is derived from Latin word ‘movere’ meaning ‘to move’ . Inspiration changes thinking and motivation changes action.

Process of Motivation

Important Definitions

According to McDonald, it is an energy change within person characterized by effective arousal and goal oriented activity.

According to J. P. Guliford, a motive is any particular factor or condition that tends to initiate and sustain a…

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Motivational Cycle

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Motivational Cycle

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Motivation: Characteristics of Motivation

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  • Behavior is goal directed. Unless goal is fulfilled readiness remains in the person.
  • Motivated behavior is stronger.
  • Motivated behavior is selective.
  • Motivated individual is energized and evocated.
  • It cannot be directly observed.
  • Shows continuity with different but related behaviors bein…

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