Theme: How motivation contributes to learning

Overview of Concepts:

  • Innate Theories on Motivation
  • Behavior Theories on Motivation
  • Cognitive Theories on Motivation
  • Process Theories on Motivation
  • Maturation and Motivation

Learning Objectives:

  • Explain how motivation changes with maturation
  • Explain why task-contingent rewards diminish intrinsic motivation
  • Discuss how praise influences motivation
  • Explain how expectancies and values influence motivation
  • Compare mastery versus performance goals
  • Identify attributions that enhance motivation
  • Explain developmental and group differences in motivation
  • Describe outcome expectations and efficacy
  • Explain how self-worth affects the motivation of success-orientated students
  • Explain how autonomy, competence, and relatedness can facilitate intrinsic motivation