EXB 102 Lecture 9: Lecture 9 Oct 27

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University of California - Davis
Exercise Biology
EXB 102

You never know your capacity of motivation.It is something you can't measure as everyone has different potential of motivation level. Motivation is all about you motivating yourself.Motivation is all in you. MOTIVATION WHAT IS MOTIVATION? • The intensity and direction of behavior - direction either toward or away from something • Another definition:Psychological force within us that drives us to perform well Intensity- degree of effort put forth Direction- approaches or avoids a situation INTRINSIC MOTIVATION- what motivates you from the inside. • Definition • Factors effecting Intrinsic Motivation Control Information that gets put out in the world about you EXTRINSIC MOTIVATION • Definition- motivational sources that come from outside of us. • Factors effecting EM Recognition,Rewards (like getting good grades motivates you to do better) Endorsements,Championships,$$ REWARDS Rewards don't always work the best.Reward systems can actually reduce the intrinsic motivation to a task.Like the study made in kindergarden kids who get paid with every drawing.The quality of drawing reduced and they were less motivated because it's something they have to do not something they want to do. • Influence on IM & EM can we make the IM more important than EM?When we increase the level of IM and reduce the level of EM, then we have succeeded. EM can increase the stress and in long term matter,the stress
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