Motivators Worksheet

DIRECTIONS:  Think of behaviors that occur as a result of each of the four basic motivations.

Motivation

Appropriate Behaviors

Inappropriate Behaviors

Social Attention

Ex:  following directions (praised by parent)

Ex:  screaming while parent is on telephone

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Escape/Avoidance

Ex:  waving goodbye when wants to leave

Ex:  throwing food to avoid eating

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tangible/Material

Ex:  finishing dinner to get dessert

Ex:  crying in store to get a toy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stimulation

Ex:  swinging on a swing

Ex:  spinning objects repetitively