Essay on Motivation And The Instinct Theory Of Motivation

730 Words Nov 18th, 2015 3 Pages
Duran Espinoza 1

People see motivation as a way to reach a goal or accomplish something that is important in part of their life. Motivation can 't be instantly observed. Instead, motivation can only be understood by indicating a person 's behavior. Researchers came up with theories to try to explain about the human motivation. Two of these theories are the Arousal Theory of Motivation and the Instinct Theory of Motivation.
The arousal theory is how we are motivated to maintain a value. People who have a high ideal level of arousal are dragged into high thrilled behaviors. For example,it can be extremely activity like skydiving or bungee jumping. While the other half that don’t have high level of arousal but have less exciting and treacherous interests. In other words, people perform better with an ideal level of arousal, that alters with different interests. The arousal theory explains the Yerkes-Dodson law; level of arousal-neither too high or low. The Yerkes-Dodson law explains that there is a middle, or average to level the arousal to perform in a better way. Such as if you were getting ready to take an important exam like the SAT or ACT and you’re having so much excitement that your sympathetic nervous system kicks in and it’s hard to focus. While a person with low arousal might need some motivation to pursue activities such as bungee jumping, getting on roller coasters or watching a horror movies in order to contain that certain high levels of arousal. Individuals…

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