Human motivation continuum
we have intrinsically motivations and then there are also extrinsic motivations
a lot of things also fall in between the two ends
some things begin as extrinsic motivations and then they become intrinsic motivations.
psychological process of taking an external regulation and bringing it inside the self so
that it becomes part of who you are
it's a graded continuum : there are degrees to which things become internalized.
3 compelling levels of internalization
•External Regulation (far extreme)
•Acting in accord w/extrinsic rewards & punishments
•Doing something for the money, or staying out of jail, etc.
• (1st stage when we bring something inside ourselves)
•external regulation becomes PARTIALLY incorporated with our inner self.
•No longer doin something because there's an external reward or punishment, but
now there's an internal need to avoid punishment, etc.
•you might try to avoid feeling shame or guilty.
•Acting in accord w/partially internalized extrinsic contingencies, which are
experienced as self-esteem-related feelings (anxiety, guilt)
•More complete form of internalization
•Identified form of motivation
•Extrinsic is now fully internalized within self
•The thing is now IMPORTANT TO YOU; DOESN'T HAVE TO BE FUN
•Acting in accord w/fully internalized (but compartmentalized) extrinsic
contingencies, which are consciously endorsed & personally VALUED.
•Highest form of internalization
•You're internalization has been unified with every other motivation within you
•now that you've internalized this behaviour, everything else about you has been
•REORGANIZE YOUR OTHER BEHAVIOURS AS WELL!
•Acting in accord w/fully internalized extrinsic contingencies, which have been
unified w/other identifications, values, & needs
Internalization & Recycling Analogy