Monica, Elaine and Koreena became affiliated with the Psychology Society for different reasons. For Monica, it was because it’s what is expected of overachievers like her. As the achiever in her batch, she constantly needs to be on top of grades, as well as extracurricular activities. For Elaine, the Psychology Society has been her whole life—even with all the controversies that surrounded last year’s administration of which she is a part of. And for Koreena, the Psychology Society was the more risk-free and less time-consuming organization.
The three ladies each joined for different motivations. So, how exactly does motivation begin? There are a number of motivation theories which explain how and why a person is motivated. Here are a few of these motivation theories:
• Acquired Needs Theory states that motivation is based on the human nature to seek for power, achievement or affiliation.
• Affect Perseverance, like belief perseverance, explains that motivation continues even if there is invalidation of the original cause of the motivation.
• Attitude-Behavior Consistency tells us that we are motivated when there is parallelism between our attitude and the behavior.
• Attribution Theory explains motivation as the human need to attribute to causes that support our ego.