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English to Chinese: Aiming General field: Social Sciences Detailed field: Psychology
Source text - English Many people believe that motivation is simple and clear-cut: youth who say they want to enroll in and graduate from college are motivated, whereas those who don't have these goals are unmotivated. But contrary to popular belief, motivation is not something that people either have or don't have; motivation cannot be measured in terms of "how much." Motivation is a cyclical process involving the kinds of goals people set, the reasons they set them, and the actions they take to achieve them. The question, then, is not whether people are motivated, but what they are motivated for and why.
Translation - Chinese 很多人相信动力是简单而清晰的：某个表示自己想进大学还想从大学毕业的年轻人是有动力的，而那些没有这类目标的则是缺乏动力。但是与普遍认知不同的是，动力不是人们有或者没有的东西，它不能简单地以“有多少”来衡量。动力是一个循环过程，涉及人们树立目标的种类、原因以及为此付诸的行动。那么，问题不在于人们究竟是否被激励，而是被什么所激励？为什么被激励?
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