Drive reduction vs arousal theory

they are sort of similar, what are they and what are the differences?

Drive reduction is the motivation to reduce a biological drive such as thirst or hunger. Arousal theory states that we need a specific or optimum level of arousal to maintain our interest or physiological arousal. People need differing amounts of arousal.

Fiveable Logo

2550 north lake drive
suite 2
milwaukee, wi 53211



about for students for parents for teachers for schools & districts content team privacy contact


🥇 2020 Fiveable Olympics study plans upcoming events trivia hypertyper resources cram passes


community tiktok discord twitter instagram facebook careers

*ap® and advanced placement® are registered trademarks of the college board, which was not involved in the production of, and does not endorse, this product.

© fiveable 2020 | all rights reserved.