is the binary opposite to intrinsic motivation. Extrinsic motivation explains the drive for an individual to participate within a specific activity or role given the potential to achieve a reward or punishment.

EXTRINSIC MOTIVATION: "An extrinsic motivation is one of the main driving forces behind an individual's potential participation in a certain event or role."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "EXTRINSIC MOTIVATION," in PsychologyDictionary.org, May 11, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/extrinsic-motivation/ (accessed October 13, 2021).