FUNCTIONAL AUTONOMY By N., Sam M.S. - 149 the tendency for drive motivated behavior to develop derivative drives, such that behavior may become independent of the original drive. Studying motivated for approval then be replaced by desire for knowledge. FUNCTIONAL AUTONOMY: "Functional autonomy looks at the drives behind behaviour." Related Psychology Terms ANTISOCIAL REACTION Piaget’s Theory of Cognitive Development DISCIPLINE (literally, “to learn”) HABIT CHILD PSYCHIATRY OBSESSRVE-COMPULSIVE REACTION IMITATION SEXUAL DEVIATIONS (GENERAL) JUNG, CARL GUSTAV (1875-1961) EARLY INFANTILE AUTISM Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "FUNCTIONAL AUTONOMY," in PsychologyDictionary.org, May 11, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/functional-autonomy/ (accessed August 16, 2022).