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Motivating   /mˈoʊtəvˌeɪtɪŋ/   Listen

The act of motivating; providing incentive.  Synonym: motivation.

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"Motivating" Quotes from Famous Books

... apply to the value of a study or a topic of a study with reference to its motivating force. Those responsible for planning and teaching the course of study should have grounds for thinking that the studies and topics included furnish both direct increments to the enriching of lives of the pupils and also materials which they can put to use in other concerns of direct interest. ...
— Democracy and Education • John Dewey

... with reference to the subject under discussion, in the conclusion which I quote from a masterly paper on the "unconscious" by White.[4] "We come thus to the important conclusion that mental life, the mind, is not equivalent and co-equal with consciousness. That, as a matter of fact, the motivating causes of conduct often lie outside of consciousness, and, as we shall see, that consciousness is not the greater but only the lesser expression of the psyche. Consciousness only includes that of which ...
— Studies in Forensic Psychiatry • Bernard Glueck

Words linked to "Motivating" :   act, human action, causative, human activity, deed

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