Topic 1 Identify how motivational theories can reduce rates of recidivism

Every individual has needs and desires that drive them to achieving goals or outcomes. 

Their goals can either be intrinsic or extrinsic, such as doing well in life, being curious, having pride, earning money, winning or being fearful of punishment.

Supporting adults to recognise their needs and the behaviours that drives these needs can reduce the likelihood of recidivism – the repeating of undesirable behaviours.

Our needs differ so it is important to recognise how each individual can be motivated and how they might be motivated by different factors.