DEFICIENCY MOTIVE

A tendency to satisfy a need in order to alleviate an efficiency. Compare abundancy motive.

DEFICIENCY MOTIVE: "The deficiency motive means we will only eat to satisfy our hunger."
Cite this page: Nugent, Pam M.S., "DEFICIENCY MOTIVE," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/deficiency-motive/ (accessed July 22, 2018).
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