Essay Motivation Concepts Analysis

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Motivation Concepts Analysis

Motivation Concepts Table and Analysis
Marni Storer
PSY 320/Human Motivation
January18, 2012
Chastity O’Neal-Willis

Motivation Concepts Analysis

Motivation Concepts Analysis

Studies have embraced three grand theories of motivation between its philosophical beginning and the 1960’s; will, instinct, and drive. Of the many mini theories developed, intrinsic motivation plays a role in workplace situations I have personally experienced. Factors that encourage intrinsic motivation include challenge, curiosity, control, fantasy, competition, cooperation, and recognition. Intrinsic motivation challenges the way we learn, our purpose, interests, and meaning. Intrinsic motivation occurs when there is a generalized interest in a goal and it benefits us when the behavior to achieve the goal is self imposed.

In my workplace, we sell new and pre-owned vehicles, offer vehicle repairs and maintenance, and parts and accessories for the vehicles we sell. There are several dealerships in our auto group and the opportunities for growth within the auto group are an attractive benefit when applying for a position within our company. I started with the company as part of an acquisition when the dealership owners decided to sell. Into my first year of college, working on a Bachelor’s degree in Business Accounting, I saw this as an opportunity to work for a company I could potentially make into a career. After working under the new ownership for a year, I was…