Overjustification Effect: How to Fix a Lack of Motivation

Written by the MasterClass staff

Last updated: Jul 22, 2022 • 4 min read

For some, as extrinsic motivation increases, intrinsic motivation decreases. In other words, as soon as you hear you might receive a reward (financial or otherwise) for something, you become less likely to want to do it. Learn more about the overjustification effect.