Model for reward events

Jan 2022
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Auckland, New Zealand
This is my first post!
So, thank you to the mods for this message board; I'm looking forward to learning a lot.

I'm wanting to model (list, group, order) ALL the various types of events that can trigger the reward circuits in our human brains.
Are there any existing models in psychology arounds this area?

Some examples of triggering events are
  • Experiencing novelty,
  • Relief of a situation causing pain (funding a power point just before your phone dies),
  • Realizing progressive mastery of a skill,
  • Realizing progression towards a goal,
  • Having a positive "choice" experience,
  • Social interactions,
  • Relationships,
  • Shared community vision,
  • Purpose
  • And so many more
To explain a little further, I'm involved in marketing, more specifically "offering development" and design thinking.
In my mind, I can create a full list of all the ways an offerings might be able to "reward" a customer.
This way, as I am developing a new offering, I can run over the list and look for things I can add to the offerings that will increase the "value" my potential customer experiences.

I guess my hypothesis here is that, any and everything we consume, we come back and consume it again, because fundamentally it at some level triggered some reward systems in our brain.

Case in point, there is a music education offering that one of my clients is developing.
Let's say as a customer you can join a group to write a song together.
  • You become better at writing songs (skill mastery progression),
  • As an amateur musician, you've never created your own song before (novelty),
  • You have positive social interactions,
  • The joy you find in writing songs with others, increases your motivation to become better at your instrument (relief of pain point - hard to practice),
  • You can choose a new group each month, with a new music genre (choice and novelty)
  • You are shown a "achievable" pathway to a career as a working musician. (pain point relief)
  • Etc, etc.
Look forward to your thoughts.

S