(i) The goal-directed, need-satisfying behaviour is called motivation.

(ii) It is process of initiating a conscious and purposeful action.

(iii) Motive means an urge or combination of urges to induce conscious or purposeful action.

Motives, arising out of natural urges or acquired interests are dynamic forces that affect thoughts, emotions and behaviour.

Eg.: Motive for a crime.

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