EXPLORATORY DRIVE By N., Sam M.S. - 18 Motivation compelling an organism to explore its environment. Also called exploration drive. See curiosity. EXPLORATORY DRIVE: "The exploratory drive is secondary to other drives like fear and hunger." Related Psychology Terms MANIPULATIVE DRIVE HUNGER DRIVE CANNON, WALTER BRADFORD (1871-1945) CHILD PSYCHOLOGY ORGANISMIC THEORY SCREEN MEMORY (Cover Memory) PAIN DRIVE INCIDENTAL LEARNING LEARNING (GENERAL) CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "EXPLORATORY DRIVE," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/exploratory-drive/ (accessed May 25, 2022).