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Motivation in Sport & Exercise Psych 479SE
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Intrinsic Motivation Intrinsic motivation: an inward desire to be competent and to master the task at hand Generally, extrinsic rewards are thought to enhance intrinsic motivation when used appropriately However…
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Intrinsic Motivation Deci (1972) found that those who were paid to participate in an interesting activity subsequently spent less time at it than people who were not paid So… are extrinsic rewards good or bad?
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Intrinsic Motivation Generally, intrinsic motivation improves when: You win! You get positive feedback, win or lose
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Achievement Motivation Achievement motivation: a person’s motivation to succeed (master a task, overcome obstacles, take pride in success, etc.)
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Achievement Motivation Four theories of achievement motivation 1) Need achievement theory: the need to: Succeed: motivation to achieve success leads an athlete to seek out challenges, succeed
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Achievement Motivation Four theories of achievement motivation 1) Need achievement theory: the need to: Not fail: motivation to avoid failure leads an athlete to avoid competitive situations, perform worse
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Achievement Motivation Four theories of achievement motivation 2) Attribution theory: the attribution of success or failure to: A stable (e.g., your natural talent) vs. an unstable factor
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Achievement Motivation Four theories of achievement motivation 2) Attribution theory: the attribution of success or failure to: An internal factor (e.g., your effort at the end of the game) vs. an external factor (e.g., weather conditions)
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Achievement Motivation Four theories of achievement motivation 2) Attribution theory: the attribution of success or failure to: A factor you can control (e.g., your game plan) vs.
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