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Updated by Lance Weisser on Sep 06, 2017
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The 7 Primary Factors of Intrinsic Motivation.

Find the factor that motivates you the most and give it a thumbs up!
Please add any others that I missed.

Would also love to see some discussion involving your thoughts around intrinsic motivation!

Curiosity

Something in the physical environment attracts the learner's attention or there is an optimal level of discrepancy between present knowledge or skills and what these could be if the learner engaged in some activity.

Challenge

People are best motivated when they are working toward personally meaningful goals whose attainment requires activity at a continuously optimal (intermediate) level of difficulty.

Cooperation

Learners feel satisfaction by helping others achieve their goals.

Recognition

Learners feel satisfaction when others recognize and appreciate their accomplishments.

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Fun

Fun

The thrill and excitement of doing something for no logical reason except the true enjoyment of it.

Control

People have a basic tendency to want to control what happens to them.

Competition

Learners feel satisfaction by comparing their performance favorably to that of others.

Fantasy

Learners use mental images of things and situations that are not actually present to stimulate their behavior.

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Explicit Lack of External Reward

Explicit Lack of External Reward