DRIVE-REDUCTION THEORY By Nugent, Pam M.S. - April 7, 2013 A theory of learning where the goal of motivated behaviour is to reduce the drive state. Compare drive induction theory. DRIVE-REDUCTION THEORY: "In drive reduction theory the drive behaviour is reduced." Related Psychology Terms STATE THEORIES OF HYPNOSIS LETHARGY GOAL RESPONSE DYNAMIC EFFECT LAW BREADTH-FIRST SEARCH SYMBOLIC LEARNING THEORY BACKTRACK SEARCH GOAL-DIRECTED BEHAVIOR LEARNING THEORY STATE-DEPENDENT LEARNING Cite this page: Nugent, Pam M.S., "DRIVE-REDUCTION THEORY," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/drive-reduction-theory/ (accessed January 16, 2019).