FUNCTIONAL AUTONOMY

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."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "FUNCTIONAL AUTONOMY," in PsychologyDictionary.org, May 11, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/functional-autonomy/ (accessed July 12, 2020).
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