intrinsic and extrinsic motivation


Motivation is important to each of us.  Studying for a test, doing household chores, completing a task at work, all these activities require motivation to “get the job done.” Closely linked to motivation is emotion, if we are excited about a project, the motivation is there too.

This week our book describes five approaches of motivation and explains the functions of emotion. For this week’s discussion address the following:

Cognitive Approach

· How does the cognitive approach explain your motivation for college?

· In your response, focus on both your intrinsic and extrinsic motivation.

· Be specific and detailed in your response, incorporating ideas gained from the course materials.

Functions of Emotions

· What are the functions of emotions and how do they keep you motivated for success in college or your career goals?

· Elaborate on the link between emotions and motivation.

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