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Learn more about the psychology of motivation, including the forces behind motivation and various theories to explain motivation.

What Is Motivation?
In psychology, motivation is defined as the process that initiates, guides and maintains goal-oriented behaviors...

Theories of Motivation
Motivation is the force that causes us to take action, whether to grab a snack to reduce hunger or enroll in college to earn a degree. Learn more about some of the key theories researchers have proposed to explain motivation.

Drive-Reduction Theory
Clark Hull's drive reduction theory was a dominant idea in psychology during the middle of the 20th-century, but it has all but disappeared today. Learn more about the drive reduction theory of motivation and the important influence it had on psychology.

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