What’s the difference between Intrinsic Motivation and Extrinsic Rewards

A very common question in gamification is “What is the difference between Intrinsic and Extrinsic” when talking about rewards and motivation. Well..

  • Intrinsic motivation: Personal/internal needs and reasons acting.
    • Relatedness, Autonomy, Mastery and Purpose are examples of this.
    • You don’t play video games for the reward, you play because you enjoy them
    • You read for pleasure, not monetary reward.
    • You spend time with your family because you want to.
    • Learn because you want to improve and be better.
  • Extrinsic reward: An external reward, such as money, that is used to encourage action.
    • Studying just to get a good grade, not the experience of learning.
    • Use a shop because they have a loyalty card.
    • Do your job just for the pay cheque.
    • Only exercise because you want to get the 10,000 steps badge.

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Author: Andrzej Marczewski
Source: https://www.gamified.uk/2017/04/07/whats-difference-intrinsic-motivation-extrinsic-rewards/

Written By juliooliveira

I’m from Sao Paulo / Brazil, married with a incredible woman called Francine and I have two lovely children: Sarah (8 years old) and Nicolas (2 years old). Currently enrolled at the master degree program (MSc) in Information Systems Management at the University of Liverpool (UK). Holder of the credentials PMP and PMI-ACP of the Project Management Institute (PMI).

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