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"Motivation" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

Those factors which cause an organism to behave or act in either a goal-seeking or satisfying manner. They may be influenced by physiological drives or by external stimuli.

This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Motivation" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Motivation" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 1009 publications over 30 distinct years, with a maximum of 78 publications in 2018
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