TrOn – Motivation: needs and drives

Dr Samuel Lim and Dr Amy Manley and reviewed by Dr Andrew Hill

60 minutes

November 2021

TrOn learning module

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Why are you reading this module? Maybe you derive a sense of accomplishment from understanding the topic. Or you really don’t want to fail the exam. Perhaps you find learning pleasurable in itself. Or maybe you want to understand something better that the average trainee!

Why do we do the things we do? This question lies at the heart of what it means to be human and has been debated by prophets, priests, philosophers and most recently psychologists. Most have attributed motivation to being an internal state. This module gives an overview of theories on motivation.


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