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.

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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 and internalisation (Reeve, 2018)
  2. Chapter 06: Psychological needs (Reeve, 2018)


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