FUNCTIONAL AUTONOMY By N., Pam M.S. - May 11, 2013 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 CASANOVA COMPLEX TWO-WAY ANALYSIS OF VARIANCE CACOETHES EPISTEMIC NEUROTIC NEEDS ACTION TENDENCY KINDNESS MUSTURBATION OVERCONTROLLED REACTANCE THEORY Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "FUNCTIONAL AUTONOMY," in PsychologyDictionary.org, May 11, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/functional-autonomy/ (accessed February 26, 2021).