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10/14/09 1 1 Achievement & Motivation Professor Mikels 10.14.2009 3 Announcements Exam #2: Monday, 10/19 Chapters 5-7 & discussion readings Study guide is posted Exam review session: Friday 10/16 In your sections No reaction response this week
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10/14/09 2 4 Achievement Motivation Forces that activate our behavior (Freud) Mastery motive (White, 1959) Inborn Drive to explore & control environment Achievement motive (McClelland, 1953) Willingness to strive to succeed at challenging tasks 5 Achievement Behavioral View of Achievement (Crandall et al., 1960) Reinforcement of achievement: Approval of others; avoidance of disapproval Achievement Questionnaire (Harter, 1981) Intrinsic orientation : satisfy personal need Extrinsic orientation : earn external incentives 6 The Achievement Motive McClelland et al. (1953) Willingness to strive to succeed at challenging tasks Need for achievement ( n Ach) Learned motive - not innate Compete and strive for success Evaluation against standard of excellence Pride Achievement behavior (e.g., higher GPAs)
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10/14/09 3 7 Thematic Apperception Test Projective test (psychoanalytic) Ambiguous pictures Prevents demand characteristics & evaluation apprehension Responses reflect unconscious processes Judged for imagery 8 Achievement motive imagery Positive evaluations (“good”) Positive goals (“working hard”)
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This note was uploaded on 10/28/2009 for the course HD 2610 taught by Professor Mikels,j. during the Fall '07 term at Cornell University (Engineering School).

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2610_13 - 10/14/09 Achievement & Motivation Professor...

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