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motivation

 an internal state that arouses,drives and directs behaviour, that have been accounted for by physiological explanations(e.g. internal drives such as hunger), behavioural explanations and psychological explanations(e.g. for complex human behaviours, such as the need for achievement).

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September 28th 2021

cross sectional study

a research design based on selecting representative groupswho vary on a particular characteristic; when thecharacteristic is age, this design provides a means ofmaking developmental comparisons.