International Study Including 27 Countries Shows Caring for Family Is What Motivates People (video) Arizona State University Share Print E-Mail Loading video... Caption Arizona State University psychology graduate students Ahra Ko and Cari Pick explain how an international study including 27 countries and more than 7,000 people has identified caring for family as the most important motivation in people's lives. For 40 years researchers focused on romantic and sexual partners, but these motivations were rated as relatively low priorities. Caring for family members was associated with well-being, and seeking romantic partners was associated with unhappiness. Credit Robert Ewing, ASU Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.