social motivation

social motivation

an incentive or drive resulting from a sociocultural influence that initiates behavior toward a particular goal. Compare physiological motivation.
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That kind of social motivation or sense of worthiness in terms of what people do is definitely more pronounced within the African audience.
This goal will be achieved by: (1) Characterizing functional anatomy of neuronal circuits in the amygdala underlying socially transferred emotions; (2) Examining role of the identified neuronal subpopulations in control of social behaviors; (3) Verifying role of matrix metalloproteinase-9-dependent neuronal subpopulations within the amygdala in social motivation.
Psychologically, social motivation is obtained from learning and experience in social life on the basis of people's need of social culture.
Prior to the visit, Maddie's mother completed the Social Responsiveness Scales, which revealed elevated scores in the area of Social Communication and Social Motivation.
It may seem anecdotal, but ask just about anyone who's had a serious fitness regimen about the role of social motivation, and you'll hear stories of running partners, gym buddies and well, even the odd story or two of the pretty girl responsible for staying committed.
Motivation was assessed by measures of personal motivation (including attitudes and intentions) and social motivation (including social support from the hospital, colleagues, and patients) and contained three indexes.
The authors tested and confirmed a model in which social motivation is influenced by identification with the women's football subculture, which predicted the sense of community; sense of community significantly predicted social spending.
Contributed by researchers from the US, New Zealand, Australia, Canada, Israel, and Europe, the 20 essays in this volume explore recent research and theoretical developments on social motivation and its control and management.
2010) found that interdependent, in contrast to independent, self-construal was associated with social motivation to use, leading to satisfaction with social networking services.
Student engagement in high school physical education: Do social motivation orientations matter?
For example, the social motivation "let loose" was described by the participants as to "dance, sing, go wild" with the role of alcohol helping the drinker to lose her inhibitions, while "networking" as a social motivation was seen as a way to "find new people to mix with" with the role of alcohol helping the drinker to conform to social norms.
The social motivation is what the brand communicates within society.