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Motivation and Relationships

  • By: Emily A. Impett
  • In: Encyclopedia of Human Relationships
  • Edited by: Harry T. Reis & Susan Sprecher
  • Subject:Interpersonal Relationships, Group Processes/Dynamics, Close Relationships

Motivation refers to the reason or reasons why people behave and are moved to action. Human intention, will, and desire—all words used to capture motivation—have fascinated psychologists since the field of psychology began. At the heart of both ...

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