Questions On Hull 's Drive Theory

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APSY 460 Motivation Hull’s Drive Theory Andrew P. Basa Azusa Pacific University College Author Note Andrew P. Basa, Applied Studies student, Azusa Pacific University College Correspondence concerning this article should be addressed to Andrew P. Basa, Applied Studies student, Azusa Pacific University College, 901 E. Alosta Ave., PO Box 7000, Azusa, CA 91702-7000. E-mail: abasa13@uc.apu.net What motivates us and how we maintain the passion to continue to do what we do is fascinating. I find that between intrinsic and extrinsic rewards can definitely be the main factors of our motivation. There have been several theories since the start of the 1900’s that have presented to explain and present information about motivation. In 1943, a behaviorist named Clark Hull introduced the Drive Theory. As a young high school student and excelling through higher learning, Dr. Hull excelled in math particularly geometry which inspired him to connect the mind in term of what is known through mathematical equations. He continued through high school and later in life battled with health issues including polio and became a psychologist. His interest grew in theories of behavior and learning, hence the birth of the Drive Theory. He believed that ones certain behavior is the outcome between what drives the individual and multiply it by their certain habits. Hull (1943) suggests, “Because the relationship is multiplicative, if there was no deprivation, the organism would not act

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