Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
Carl I. Greenberg
Donald J. Grandgenett
Intrinsically motivated behaviors are those for which there is no apparent reward except the activity itself. Such rewards are mediated within the individual. Rather than bringing about external rewards, intrinsically motivated behaviors bring about internal states that the individual finds rewarding (Deci, 1975a).
Leon, Jack S., "The effects of extrinsic rewards on intrinsic motivation: Reinforcement theory or cognitive evaluation theory" (1979). Student Work. 244.