Throughout scouring the internet, I found that motivation is the thing that encourages a person to find out about, or study a certain topic. Motivation often leads to people setting goals for themselves and wanting to find out more about the thing they are passionate about. Often times, motivation will “determine the specific goals toward which learners strive”, and this can affect how people act in a variety of different ways.
If a person is doing something they are interested in, often times, they will have an increased amount of effort put into the matter at hand. Motivation shows how a person can process concepts because they are absorbing information they are fond about. This can be an example of how students act in school in relation to a certain subject. If a person is passionate about the subject of math they will most likely be more inclined to pay attention and listen during the course and exacerbate their knowledge for the material. While at the same time the student does not like history, but is forced to take time to learn about it. The student will have more of his/her thought into the subject of math rather than history because he/she is not inclined to learn about it.
After reading about how motivation affects people, I have realized that it really is an intrinsic quality that differs for every person who feels a connection to a certain topic. People are naturally interested in certain aspects about the world, and curiosity is what propels people to pursuing further interest in certain things.
This is a link to an article that provides information on people’s motivation in relation to their behavior.
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