Negative Motivation Posted on September 22, 2017 by Arun Kumar Psychology 17 Q. Differentaite the concepts positive and negative motivations. 75 words. Arun Kumar M.Sc.(Psy), UGC( NET), R&T Exp: 20+ Yrs, Founder -Beautiful Mind , Delhi Share Next Emotion Previous Intrinsic motivation You may also like... Sensory memory Creativity Competitive spirits 17 Responses Comments17 Pingbacks0 sourabh says: September 23, 2017 at 12:46 am Positive motivation is the motivation that arises when we expect a reward. Negative motivation is that we obtain when we expect punishment. For example, we get positively motivated when we get an interest on the amount that we deposit in the back and we get negatively motivated to take a loan from the bank as we have to pay an interest amount to the bank. So, positive motivation leads us to those behaviours that make us happy where as negative motivations tend to make us unhappy. Reply Arun Kumar says: September 23, 2017 at 9:31 pm Concept is not clear Reply Siddharth says: September 23, 2017 at 7:20 am Motivation is the driving force within individuals that impels them to action. Motivation can be positive or negative. Behaviour is directed towards positive goals and directed away from negative goals. Example: We are given positive motivation to consume green tea with its advertisement focusing on its health benefits. We are given negative motivation to avoid smoking by advertising that it causes cancer. Reply Kishlay says: September 23, 2017 at 12:35 pm Motivation can be positive or negative. Positive motivation is often referred as goal approach objects, in which behaviour is directed towards. Negative motivation can be referred to as avoidance objects, in which behaviour is directed away. When positively motivated people are interested in personal growth and development, with more hopes and aspirations, favouring the presence of positive outcomes. Eg. taking medicine after the diagnosis of disease. Positive motivation. Taking vaccination to avoid the disease, negative motivation. Reply Kishlay Kant says: September 23, 2017 at 1:05 pm Motivation can be positive or negative. Positive motivation is often referred as goal approach objects, in which behaviour is directed towards. Negative motivation can be referred to as avoidance objects, in which behaviour is directed away. When positively motivated people are interested in personal growth and development, with more hopes and aspirations, favouring the presence of positive outcomes. Eg. taking medicine after the diagnosis of disease. Positive motivation. Taking vaccination to avoid the disease, negative motivation. Reply Srilatha says: September 23, 2017 at 5:12 pm Positive motivation is that which directs us towards a behaviour in expectation of desirable outcomes. Negative motivation is that which directs us to do something because we want to avoid undesirable outcomes. A student studies well to secure first rank- this is in expectation of reward and is positive motivation. After the exam also, the student continues to study well, because he does not want to lose his rank and face criticism. Here, it is the fear of expecting undesirable outcome like criticism that’s driving individual to perform a task-Negative motivation is used for actions which are preventive in nature Reply Alice says: September 23, 2017 at 5:17 pm Motivation is basically desire to do something. It is of two types – positive and negative. Positive motivation makes people do something because that earns them pleasure. For example, one works hard in office and gets promotion as a reward. Whereas negative motivation makes people do something because it helps them avoid pain. For example, one agrees to get injected in order to get rid of illness. Both are important tools of motivation. Positive motivation is however broader and also more effective. A student who is weak in studies, if dealt only with negative motivation may soon lose the interest. Secondly negative motivation may also cause people to be fearful of punishment and would only act if there is such fear present. On the other hand, Positive motivation would cause people do something out of love not fear. Reply Arun Kumar says: September 23, 2017 at 9:30 pm Nicely answered. The answer is appropriate. 3.5/5 marks Reply Manreet says: September 24, 2017 at 12:51 am Positive motivation is that encourages individual towards particular action/response/behavior because of associated reward that follows on completion of task. E.g. board of directors in a company may formulate a policy whereby employees finishing project in time will be awarded with 50 % salary hike for next 6 months. Negative motivation is whereby an individual is propelled towards particular behavior on account of anticipation of fear or punishment that would follow on non compliance of that specific behavior. E.g. if a sports player does not abide by training rules then coach may announce his/her disqualification from future participating events or impose penalty. In reality combination of both positive and negative motivations is required depending upon circumstances as negative motivation in long run proves to be detrimental. Reply Jayansh Singh says: September 24, 2017 at 9:35 pm There are two kinds of motivation – positive and negative. Positive motivation is based on reward outcome where a person is driven to act to experience some kind of pleasure. For example, a student studying hard to top an exam is driven by positive motivation. Negative motivation, on the other hand, is when a person is driven to act in order to avoid some kind of pain. For example, a student studying to pass an exam, not driven by nAch, but by fear of failure is negatively motivated. In general, positive motivation is more common and frequent than negative motivation. Also, positive motivation is more favorable as compared to negative motivation. Reply Navkaran Singh says: September 24, 2017 at 11:38 pm Positive motivation is defined as the urge or tendency to do things because of reward that accompanies good performance. This reward can be both intrinsic and extrinsic. For example a child who loved to play cricket feels good after scoring a 50 in a match. Negative motivation on the other hand is the urge to avoid a specific type of behaviour because of punishment associated with it. This punishment too can be both intrinsic as well as extrinsic. An athlete performing poorly is told that he will be dropped if he fails to perform on the final day. Positive punishment enforces risk taking behaviour and encourages people to do extraordinary things. Negative behaviour can address the problem in the short term but it can lead to long term harmful effects in the behaviour like lesser risk taking, lower sense of initiative etc. A combination of both is required to address a particular situation. Reply AMIT SHANKAR SINGH says: September 25, 2017 at 12:15 am Positive motivation derives from expectancy of outcomes which will be rewarding. e.g.Praise,Salary hike,Promotion etc.It can lead individuals to fulfill all kind of needs i.e. from Physiological to Self Actualization. It is sustainable over longer period. Whereas negative motivation derives from avoidance from situations which can be harmful to the person. e.g. Demotion,Scolding,Reprimand etc.It can force Individuals at most to Esteem needs but not beyond. It is sustainable for short period. e.g. A boy positively motivated will study consistently to get good marks whereas a boy negatively motivated would read to get marks which does not hamper his love and belongingness needs. Reply Kartik Sankhla says: September 25, 2017 at 2:57 am Positive and negative are two kinds of emotional motivations. When a person is positively motivated, he acts to gain pleasure, whereas, when a person is negatively motivated, he acts to avoid pain. Negative motivation is meant to help us avoid damage, whereas, positive emotion is meant for rest of the actions. For example, we’re positively motivated when we buy a pet dog, whereas, we’re negatively motivated when we run away from wild animals. Reply Abhay Pratap Singh says: September 25, 2017 at 9:19 am Positive motivation results in a behavior when a person expects a reward in return.Whereas negative motivation induces a behavior to avoid a punishment.For e.g. when a prisoner is asked to work in order to get a pay for his work,he is positively motivated.Instead when he is doing so to avoid confinement or beating,he is negatively motivated. Both motivations are effective but negative motivation should be used only when the person knows the escape route else he/she may get frustrated and depressed and degrade in the performance. Reply Bhavini Bargotya says: September 25, 2017 at 10:49 am Motivation can be of two types: positive and negative motivation. Positive motivation refers to the type of motivation where the incentive or stimulus motivates the person to perform a certain task. E.g. a child is incentivized to study upon receiving chocolates. Negative motivation refers to the motivation where the stimulus pushes the person away from performing a task. E.g. a person runs away upon seeing an animal. Reply Abhishek R. says: September 25, 2017 at 1:27 pm Why a runner practice a lot give pain to his body, why students year after year do not give up for UPSC, ans lie in the motivation. Motivation is a desire to do something. It can be extrinsic as well as intrinsic and it can be positive or negative. positive motivation is motivation in which some one performed in expectation of the getting approval, gaining achievement etc which is attached to the positive emotions like pleasure. whereas in negative motivation some one performed to avoid negative consequences. Like in a test, some students perform with positive motivation and some only not to face the neg. consequences of not performing. Reply Shashwat Mittal says: October 4, 2017 at 11:00 pm Concept: Both positive and negative motivation motivates and promotes increase in the outcome, however: Positive motivation gives a person a zeal to work towards a goal oriented behaviour to give her/ him pleasure, whereas, negative motivation is merely escaping the consequences and hence achieve the goal. Example: Positive: Person working day and night in office in the hope of the rewards / incentives will actually motivate him to go an extra mile to achieve his target. Negative: Person completing his target to avoid job termination. Conclusion: Generally Positive Motivation is generally on the upper side of the hand, albeit both are an integral aspects of our lives and plays their own respective roles separately and distinctly. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.