Intrapersonal factors appear to have similar effect1

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Intrapersonal factors appear to have similar effects (though this is less well explored). So, for instance, being told that success in a task is an indicator of high IQ makes university students less motivated to go on with that task once they are given the chance to drop it. Even the self- surveillance provided by the presence of a mirror lowers intrinsic motivation. Deci and Ryan hypothesize that people can pressure themselves in much the same way as they can be pressured by others, and with much the same consequences. They go so far as to conclude When behavior is prompted by thoughts such as “I have to . ..” or “I should . ..” (what we call internally controlling events), the behavior is theorized to be less self-determined than when it is characterized by more autonomy-related thoughts such as “I’d find it valuable to . ..” or “I’d be interested in . ..” Accordingly, we predict that the qualities associated with external controlling events and with external autonomy-supporting events will also be associated with their
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This note was uploaded on 11/14/2011 for the course PSY PSY2012 taught by Professor Scheff during the Fall '09 term at Broward College.

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