The Psychology Behind Reopen Protests

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Psychological Motivation of the Protests

Motivation is the force that moves people to behave, think, and feel the way they do. So what is the motivation for people to protest a virus that the medical world mostly agree would best be countered by social distancing, and staying home?

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Self-Determination Theory in Protestors

This theory states that humans have three basic needs. Competence, autonomy, and relatedness. This may be one of the best theories for explaining the psychology behind the protests.

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Drive-Reduction Theory? In some cases.

This theory states psychological needs create a drive that motivates a person to fulfill a need. For example you need water. That creates thirst, so you drink.



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Ross Dillon

Ross Dillon


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