In storytelling, background (cause) leads to plot development (effect) and vice versa. Stimulus and response are a form of cause and effect.
his theory was written by Cassidy and Lynn in 1989 and states six categories of motivation when it comes to achievement. What’s the motive for your character? Does he do it cause he has to? Cause he wants to be the best? Check out the list!
An important aspect of fictional character is giving them motive. People have needs. Thankfully we can look to the world of psychology for help in that department. Need theories can be categorizes as “content theories” of motivation. Maslow (1954) identified a hierarchy of needs from primitive to higher forms of life.