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Intrinsic Motivation

Motivation originating within an individual rather than from any external rewards, such as money or grades.

Example: A runner hardly ever enters local races; awards mean far less to her than improving her time and running for the fun of it.

Intrinsic Motivation
APA Reference
Grinnell, R. (2018). Intrinsic Motivation. Psych Central. Retrieved on July 8, 2020, from