The Drive-Reduction Theory was developed by Clark Hull. This theory describes how motivation stems from "biological needs or drives." When Hull describes the "drive state," he is explaining the tension triggered by a person's physiological or biological needs. Example of different types of requirements is hunger, thirst, and warmth. During the research, Hull stated that different types of drives give rise to an individual's motivation. Then, he began studying ways to satisfy his biological needs to reduce tension. In conclusion, any behavior that reduces the drives will be repeated by all humans and animals. The reduction of the drive is as a positive reinforcement for the action that caused such drive reduction. (Sincero, 2012).
Sincero, S. M. (2012, July 10). Drive-Reduction Theory. Retrieved from https://explorable.com/drive-reduction-theory