Psychology: What is the concept of intrinsic motivation?

education-imageWhat is intrinsic motivation in psychology? The answer of this question will be, “Intrinsic motivation refers to behaviour that is driven by internal rewards. In other words, the motivation to engage in a behaviour arises from within the individual because it is naturally satisfying to you.”

Intrinsic motivation is defined as performing an action or behaviour because you enjoy the activity itself. Whereas acting on extrinsic motivation is done for the sake of some external outcome, the inspiration for acting on intrinsic motivation can be found in the action itself.

What is the difference between intrinsic and extrinsic motivation?


Difference between intrinsic and extrinsic motivation.

So, extrinsic motivation doesn’t always have to be another person, but it is some outside demand, obligation, or reward that requires the achievement of a particular goal.

Intrinsic motivation, however, is an internal form of motivation. You strive towards a goal for personal satisfaction or accomplishment.

Intrinsic motivation is derived from intangible factors. For example, someone who writes music for his own listening pleasure is relying on intrinsic motivation. A person who writes music to sell for profit is using extrinsic motivation.

How do you develop intrinsic motivation?

  1. Rethink Reward. …
  2.  Autonomy. …
  3. Make Mastery Cool. …
  4. A Higher Purpose. …
  5. Make students feel like education is a choice, not a requirement. …
  6. Don’t use fear of punishment as a motivator. …
  7. For learning management, expect self-direction, not compliance.

How do you become self motivated?

Motivation is a psychological process reinforcing one to take action in order to accomplish one’s desired goals or objectives. … Self motivated person or a self motivated learner can learn many things in life.

Ability to do what needs to be done, without influence from other people or situations. People with self motivation can find a reason and strength to complete a task, even when challenging, without giving up or needing another to encourage them.


Self motivated girl trying to read a book.

Motivated to do or achieve something because of one’s own enthusiasm or interest, without needing pressure from others. … ‘I am a very selfmotivated person and have always had a passion for my work.’

  1. Think about the achievements in your life.
  2. Examine your strengths to understand what you can build on.
  3. Determine what other people see as your strengths and key capabilities.
  4. Set achievable goals for yourself, work to achieve them, and enjoy that achievement.

Why motivation is important for students?

Motivation has several effects on students’ learning and behaviour. First, motivation directs behaviour toward particular goals. … Motivation will increase students’ time on task and is also an important factor affecting their learning and achievement.Motivation enhances cognitive processing.

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