WHAT ARE THE MOTIVATION, NEED, INSTINCTS AND DRIVES IN MENTAL HEALTH?

ACCREDITED SENIOR PSYCHOTHERAPIST,COUNSELLOR, CBT THERAPIST AND COMEDY WRITER -Dr.Fawzy Masaoud-LONDON, ENGLAND

Motivationis a general condition in an organism that produces goal directed behaviour. The study of motivation involves those factors that energise behaviour and give it new direction.

In an attempt to understand human motivation,
many theorists found it useful to distinguish between three such factors
:

  1. Needs
  2. Drives
  3. Instincts

(It is
important to emphasise at this point that a slightly different usage of a term
such as ‘instinct’ has profound implications when formulating a theory of
motivation).

A)- Needis brought about by an internal biological imbalance that occurs when we are deprived of something. For instance, if you were unable to get a drink of water for a long period of time your need for water would eventually begin to increase as you became thirstier. As such, your motivation or drive to satisfy this particular need would intensify and your behaviour would become more directed towards fulfilling this…

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