What is Motivation?
Industrial psychologists Abraham Maslow and Frederick Herzberg, working separately, found that human motivation is driven by needs.
When we have a need, we undergo tension that increases until we satisfy it.
For example, when we first become hungry, we begin to think about eating. As our hunger increases we take action and seek out food. The tension related to hunger increased until we took action to satisfy it. The experts say we were "motivated" by the need for food.
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and Herzberg diagram of needs.