Motivation and emotion/Lectures/Extrinsic motivation and psychological needs

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Lecture 04: Extrinsic motivation and psychological needs

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This is the fourth lecture for the Motivation and emotion unit of study.


The 2017 lecture is complete (there was no live lecture in 2018). The 2019 lecture is in development.

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This lecture discusses human motivation in terms of extrinsic motivation, intrinsic motivation, and psychological needs.



This video discusses that most of us thrive by making constant progress and feeling a sense of purpose. Two eye-opening experiments are discussed:

This video explains the psychological ingredients for harnessing motivation in the workplace:


  1. Chapter 05: Extrinsic motivation (Reeve, 2015)
  2. Chapter 06: Psychological needs (Reeve, 2015)


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