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Chapter 5: Motivational and Needs-Based Theories
This chapter is focused on the second of the four identified theoretical constructs for behaviors: Motivational and Needs-Based Theories (MNBT). Behavioral categories emanating from MNBT are the result of impairment / changes in our motivational and needs-based drives. Such impairments can be a consequence of dysregulation of normal physiology or structural decline, as is the case in cognitive impairments.