Compare and Contrast

Extrinsic and Intrinsic Motivation

There are two types of motivation

Extrinsic based off of material rewards such as money or prestige and Intrinsic such as a sense of purpose, a say in what you do, and/or self improvement

Who are generally more affected

younger people tend to be mainly extrinsically motivated and as they age they tend to become more intrinsically motivated as time goes on

In what situations they are effective

Extrinsic motivation works as long as there is no thinking required and when it requires intelligent thought the extrinsic motivators stop working. Intrinsic motivation works best with an objective that requires higher thought because they gain more from it than they would when rushing to obtain the reward