Psych M.D.- Achievement Motivation


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Term: Achievement Motivation
Definition (Myers): A desire for significant accomplishment: for mastery of things, people, or ideas; for attaining a high standard.1
Definition (alternative): A habitual desire to achieve goals through one's individual efforts, with an emphasis on establishing realistic goals, mastering tasks needed to achieve these goals, discovering solutions to problems encountered in striving to reach these goals, and then being open to and even seeking out feedback on one's performance. 2
Contextual explanation: Basically it is the human desire or want to achieve goals in order to challenge their selves or in order to make a significant accomplishment. It a person's effort to discover solutions and trying to master ideas and achieve high standard as a person.
Related terms and concepts:

Motivation Diagram
Psych M.D.- Achievement Motivation - The Neuron3

Example of how achievemen motivation is used in our daily lives around us.
Psych M.D.- Achievement Motivation - The Neuron4
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  1. Myers, D. G. (2004). Psychology. New York: Worth Publishers.
  2. Carson, A. (2002, July 4). Achievement motivation, in vocational psychology dictionary. Retrieved October 15, 2009, from http://vocationalpsychology.com/term_nAch.htm

  3. http://positivesharing.com/2006/12/why-motivation-by-pizza-doesnt-work/

  4. http://www.accel-team.com/human_relations/hrels_06_mcclelland.html
Edited by: Lauren
Date of last edit: October 15, 2009



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