Choice and Motivation Comparison Essay by JPWrite

Choice and Motivation
Compares two modern day theories of motivation and choice.
# 64126 | 2,484 words | 54 sources | MLA | 2005 | US
Published on Feb 26, 2006 in Psychology (Theory) , Psychology (Motivation Studies)

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Given that each and every one of us is exposed to advertisers and marketers attempting to motivate us to choose their product, whether we need it or not, understanding the dynamics between motivation and choice should be high on every educated person's list. The paper explains that if we do not understand how we are being manipulated by the media and for what ends, we cannot make informed choices about other things in life. This paper compares and contrasts two modern theories of motivation and choice - the personally intrinsic and the socially intrinsic.

Paper Outline:
History of Study of Motivation
Extrinsic vs. Intrinsic Rewards
Choice and Intrinsic Motivation in Western Civilization
Motivation and Choice in Non-Western Cultures

From the Paper:

"Generally, Westerners appear to be more interested in the concepts of motivation and choice because they are an intrinsic part of our culture. Certainly, as corporations grow globally both in their markets as well as in their employment, understanding what motivates employees and consumers from other cultures will be very important to the international corporations of the 21st Century."

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