What is homeostasis, according to the drive reduction theory?
Posted Aug 22 2019
Answered on Aug 22 2019
There are three biological theories of motivation, namely instincts, drive reduction, and optimal arousal. According to Drive Reduction Theory, motivation begins with a biological need, such as lack or deficiency, eliciting a drive towards behavior that will satisfy a need and restore homeostasis. It occurred to replace the Theory of Instincts in the 1930s. A more in-depth explanation of the Drive Reduction Theory describes drive as a state of tension that occurs when biological needs are unmet. As an effect, organisms are motivated to reduce that drive. Meanwhile, the overall goal of drive reduction is homeostasis, or the body’s tendency to maintain equilibrium or a state of internal balance.