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What Is The Drive Reduction Theory

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The drive reduction theory is based off of the idea that we all have physical needs and drives. First of all, we all have physical needs such as food and water. We also all have both primary and secondary drives that make us want to fulfill a need. Primary drives related to our physical needs such as, hunger and thirst. While acquired drives are drives that we learn over our lifetime from people around us such as wanting to have a fancy car or lots of money. The drive reduction theory states that humans want to reduce drives that cause our needs so that we can return a state of balance called homeostasis. In my life, I often see the drive for sleep making me go to bed. When I am tired after a long day of school and work, I am tired and want

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