Motivation: Intrinsic vs. Extrinsic

23 Jul



An intriguing article about motivation in a recent issue of the New York Times. In general the use of Intrinsic – Extrinsic is used to describe motivation outside your skin vs. inside your skin. In the article the author uses use the Internal vs. Instrumental dichotomy. Both seem to work equally well.

The interesting element here is that the simultaneous interaction between these two general types of motivation can have opposite effects. Another important is the difference between motivation and consequences as well as the intersection of internal and instrumental.



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