Describe how psychologists define and classify motivation, and evaluate various theories that explain motivation.

Researchers have developed a number of theories to explain motivation, and each theory contributes to a better understanding of motivation. In this module, you have read about drive reduction and arousal theory, behavioral and social-cognitive theories, and Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs. In this activity, you will write a essay that discusses different theories of motivation.
Objectives:
Describe how psychologists define and classify motivation, and evaluate various theories that explain motivation.