How to measure motivation

Researchers measure motivation in terms of observable cognitive (e.g., recall, perception), affective (e.g., subjective experience), behavioral (e.g., performance) ,and physiological (e.g., brain activation) responses and using self assessments. Furthermore, motivation is measured in relative terms: compared to previous or subsequent levels of motivation or to motivation during a special goal state (e.g., salient versus non-salient goal).  As …

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