Intrusive motivation can be defined as a feeling of joy, a sense of achievement or accomplishment that guides a person towards action. In such cases, motivation comes from within. For example, you collect coins as you get satisfaction in doing so. It can be safely said that every human behavior has an essential cause, and this cause is motivation that comes either from within or outside.
When you engage in an activity, if you have fun doing it or desire to improve your skills in it, you are intrinsically motivated. A kid receives praise from his teacher when he gets good grades. He is then motivated to do well to receive better grades. He felt good when praised in front of others. Soon, this motivation becomes intrinsic and he gets satisfaction and strives to get better grades for his own sense of achievement and accomplishment. To identify a person’s interest the social worker can listen carefully and find clues in the client’s conversation. This may seem like a complicated step, but it becomes easier when listening for statements that indicates achievement and accomplishments. It is clear the people are motivated by things that produce a result also known as cause and effect. This is the main study of skinners behavioral theory. He stated that people react according to positive and negative reinforcements. An example of a positive reinforcement is getting an A in an exam. The person becomes intrusively motivated by the joy of receiving an A and his parent demonstrating satisfaction.
Extrinsic motivation is a feeling that originates from outside of oneself. In real world, trophies, medals, money, incentives, perks and bonuses are some rewards that are important motivators for people. These things motivate people to do better in whatever job they are entrusted with. Extrinsic motivation is said to be at work when a person expects to receive a reward for his hard work. This could be better grades or praise from the teacher at school, money or promotion in job, or just approval and praise from others. However, this is a very simple explanation as in real world, both intrinsic and extrinsic motivation are intricately related; so much so that, it is difficult to say with certainty which is more important for a person that engages in a particular behavior. An important part of the client’s treatment includes helping him set up S.M.A.R.T goals. The motive to accomplish or complete this goal is always a reward. This is part of the treatment plan and must be measured and modified as needed in order to help the client master the goal. Children have better success completing goals that includes extrusive motivation. Piaget states that children work better with things they are able to see and touch because they have not mastered the concept of concentration. There are multiple school program that includes a behavioral point system. The students gain points as they complete short step and buy an object with the points they got during the week. Many social workers believe that behavioral rewards with tangible