Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Evolving Motivation

Tuesday in class, we discussed how over time physical human evolution has lead to the evolution of motivation. I found an interesting article that also reflects how as society changes, so do our forms of motivation. In the work place and other instances in life, many external rewards have been the source of creating motivation in individuals. Now, we are more inclined to lean toward what motivates us from within, also known as the "self-determination theory". More accomplishments and satisfaction comes from choosing to be motivated from within rather than from someone else.

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-Amanda Beccaria

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