Which of The Following Exemplifies Extrinsically Motivated Behavior
Motivations come from many places but what really is the core of what motivates a person. Many guests on the Digital Savage Experience Podcast have shared truly inspiring stories with each having different motivations.
The formal definition of extrinsic motivation is when you do things or behave a certain way because you're driven by outside causes like avoiding getting in trouble or getting rewarded with something like money or a prize.
Examples of external extrinsic rewards include:
- being on a sports team to receive a trophy
- doing a work task for financial compensation such as a paycheck or bonus
- getting discounts for being a loyal customer
- BOGO sales in stores
- getting rewarded for being a frequent flyer on an airline
Examples of psychological extrinsic rewards include:
- when you help others to receive praise from your inner circle.
- doing different work tasks to receive attention from it
- doing things for possible fame or limelight
- doing things so you don't end up being judged by others
- doing the best you can on your schoolwork in order to get good grades
Being compensated for a job is one example of extrinsically motivated behavior. You might enjoy doing other things during the day, but your motivated to go to work because you get a paycheck. You're essentially being motivated to pay your bills and maintain your lifestyle.
Like in episode Ep #164 Founding Member of Colombia’s Medellin Drug Cartel Story of Redemption Interview With Dr. Jorge Valdes Former Cocaine Drug Lord to PhD, Author, and Motivational Speaker where Dr. Valdes was motivated by easy money to become one of the cocaine kings of Miami as a founding member of Columbia's Medellin Drug Cartel.
Often times what motivates is a selfish desire but that doesn't me it's wrong. Motivations at times are personal and in turn selfish.