Motivation and emotion/Tutorials/Psychological needs

Tutorial 04: Psychological needs

Resource type: this resource contains a tutorial or tutorial notes.

This is the fourth tutorial for the motivation and emotion unit of study.


This tutorial provides an interactive discussion about:

  1. basic psychological needs
  2. taxonomy of motivation
  3. topic development checklist


Brainstorm and discuss:

Taxonomy of motivationEdit


Topic development - ChecklistEdit

  1. Use the correct title and sub-title (use sentence casing)
  2. Create a heading structure - at least 3 to 6 top-level headings between the Overview and Conclusion - may include sub-headings
  3. At least 3 dot points per section, including before branching into sub-headings; Cover theory, research, and application
  4. Embed and caption (Figure 1 ...) a relevant image
  5. Provide at least 1 internal link (See also) and at least 1 external link (External links)
  6. Include at least 3 citations and references (References)
  7. Make at least 1 social contribution and summarise it on your user page
  8. Check the marking criteria

For more info, see the topic development author guidelines.


See alsoEdit

Additional tutorial material


Deci, R. M., & Ryan, E. L. (2000). Intrinsic and extrinsic motivations: Classic definitions and new directions. Contemporary Educational Psychology, 25(1), 54-67. Full pdf

External linksEdit