Intrinsic Motivation: Doing it for your own pleasure.

Topic of the day: Intrinsic Motivation, the definition of which as found in Wiktionary is:
“The incentive to undertake an activity based on the expected enjoyment of the activity itself, rather than external benefits that might result.”

Hey, if you are into Changing Minds, you might wish to read that succinct yet informative Intrinsic Motivation web page.

You may also read another brief explanation as it relates to Sports Psychology over at the Intrinsic Motivation web page of Psychology Campus.

For a little bit more, you can click over to read Examples of Intrinsic Motivation from Self Improvement Advice.

Now then, do you understand why I included the phrase “Doing it for your own pleasure” in the title of this Roland’s Ramblings blog entry?

For those of you who may wish some more in-depth reading of intrinsic motivation as it relates to management practices, I suggest you read “Management implications of the interaction between intrinsic motivation and extrinsic rewards” by David Beswick, University of Melbourne.


About Roland Louis Hansen

I have been: an organization development consultant; a college-level instructor of political science, psychology, and sociology; a public administrator; a social worker; an elected official; a political operative; a community activist; a union official; a shoe salesman and manager, a factory worker; a fast food restaurant employee; and, a custodian.
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