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Motivation and Culture

Motivation and Culture

There are different ways to talk about culture, and each way is more or less useful within specific contexts. Culture can be thought of in the "high culture" sense, which might include the artistic, literary, and musical achievements of a culture. It can be thought of in the anthropological sense, which relates to a set of beliefs, practices, and values to which a group of people adhere and that characterize them. It can also be thought of as an ever-evolving pattern of learned behavior, language, and beliefs shared amongst a group of people.

In the context of psychology, it may be most helpful to think of culture as an evolving landscape of learned behavior and socialization that are characteristic of an institution, organization, or group. Thinking about motivation, specifically, consider how, if the cultural norm is one of passivity, you might motivate leaders. If a culture values conformity, how might you motivate independence? If the cultural norm is one of maintaining the status quo, how might you motivate originality?

Post by Day 4 an explanation of two ways in which cultural norms may influence motivation. Then, explain which motivational theories are more universal and which are more culturally relative.

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Introduction: I would start with an introduction about cultural norms, motivation and theories.

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Motivation is what drives an individual to complete a task. Motivation can come from within or a person can have external or outward motivation. We can be motivated to complete their education or motivated to achieve in other areas of life. A culture can influence this or the individual can create his or her own ideas of what needs to be valued. People take action because they are motivated to do something different.

Culture can be referred to as what a group of people value and their norms that are followed by most in the society. Moreover, culture is learned informally from one person to another person and it can include religion, appearance, and much more. A county can have a culture or a smaller group of people can ...

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The expert examines motivation and culture differences. The behavior and socialization that are characteristic of an institution, organization or groups are determined.

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