Motivation in Education: Theory, Research, and Applications

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Merrill, 2002 - Education - 460 pages

Intended for upper-level undergraduate courses in Motivation; also for graduate Education courses in Motivation/ Educational Psychology/Learning and Development, and Psychology courses in Motivation, Cognition, and Learning.

Informing students about major motivational theories and related research, this thought-provoking text includes an overview of metatheoretical perspectives, expectancy and efficacy beliefs, attribution theory, social cognitive theory, goal theory, intrinsic motivation, values and affect, and social-cultural influences such as schools, classrooms, peers and families. Offering intensive conceptual details of different theories, it describes and applies the most recent advances in motivation theory and research to the classroom context.

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Introduction and Historical Foundations
ExpectancyValue Models of Motivation
Attribution Theory

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