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Human Motivation

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PSYC 471 Lecture Notes - Lecture 4: Mary Lou Retton, Figure Skating, Impulsivity

September 17 th Elite Women’s Gymnastics: Goals, self-control, misregulation, and Healthy Adaptation Recall that self-control explains just as much variance as IQ in terms of future outcome -Willpower also makes the ca...

Psychology
PSYC 471
Richard Koestner
PSYC 471 Lecture Notes - Lecture 3: Eileen Barton, Atkins Diet, Weight Loss

September 15 th Is trying to lose weight a healthy goal or maladaptive, false hope? (Willpower chapter 10) Baumeister argues that questioning whether we have good self-control, often leads to examining our weight loss ...

Psychology
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Richard Koestner
PSYC 471 Lecture Notes - Lecture 1: Motivation

September 9 th The 3 general questions in this course: How can we reach our personal goals? How can we become expert at something? How can we motivate others?  3 fundamental strategies for motivating children: ...

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PSYC 471
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PSYC 471 Lecture Notes - Lecture 14: Motivation, Reinforcement, Operant Conditioning

The Motivational Effects of Praise -usually focusing on motivating youth (in terms of motivating others) because many of us have had this experience- tutors, younger siblings, camp etc. -3 main things: offer rewards, give ...

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Richard Koestner
PSYC 471 Lecture Notes - Lecture 19: Allostatic Load, American Medical Association, Supernanny

Growing Up Poor vs. Rich: Possible Motivational Consequences -“possible” motivational because there is research on poverty and then wealthy environments but this does require making leaps and inferences  What are ...

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Richard Koestner
PSYC 471 Lecture Notes - Lecture 20: Subliminal Stimuli, Cultural Psychology, Anabaptism

th November 19 The Dark Side of the American Dream: Aspirations, values, and Well Being -chapter 9 of Deci -another consequence if you teach kids to care about rewards praise and competition is that you might influence th...

Psychology
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Richard Koestner
PSYC 471 Lecture Notes - Lecture 9: Jim Ryun, Myocyte, Four-Minute Mile

October 6 th -height, weight, physical shape may be exceptions to Ericsson’s idea that becoming an expert does not have to do with natural ability. But even here there are limitations. -Bo Jackson and Dion Sanders (exce...

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PSYC 471 Lecture Notes - Lecture 8: Backhand, Standardized Test, Wayne Gretzky

October 1 .t The Relevance of Research on Expertise to Our Everyday Lives -Ericson’s research is relevant to non-experts. Why do we sometimes fail to keep developing our expertise, despite active involvement in a domain?...

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PSYC 471 Lecture Notes - Lecture 13: Pizza Hut, Motivation, Cognitive Evaluation Theory

October 22 nd The Impact of Rewards on intrinsic Motivation Ed Deci’s fundamental Q -he has a very influential theory, one of the leading motivation researchers in the world. -recall the C’s question was...

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PSYC 471 Lecture Notes - Lecture 6: Rock Climbing, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, Flor

th September 24 Why we watch TV and why it is difficult to stop -the average American adult watch an average of 4 hours of TV a day. -the more educated you are, the more guilty you feel and are thus more likely to set a ...

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PSYC 471 Lecture Notes - Lecture 18: My Big Fat Greek Wedding, Introjection, Greek Canadians

IM should be associated with commitment, persistence, engagement. With IM we have better emotions, relate more to others etc. Problem is that when you focus on IM you will realize that certain things are just not so intri...

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PSYC 471 Lecture Notes - Lecture 11: John Mighton, Plaintext, Wasing

find more resources at oneclass.com th October 13 K’s severe stance that success does not have anything to do with talent amounts to this evidence. Is it a good idea to praise children for their abiliies?...

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PSYC 471 Lecture 17: Psych 471- November 10th

With finnish schools, make it personally meaningful and encourage autonomy. Following up on that last point today. for example, optional paper in class has many different choices of topics. By allowing people to make choic...

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PSYC 471 Lecture Notes - Lecture 15: Motivation, Free Throw

How does competition impact intrinsic motivation? -in first half of course the question was why K’s teammates surpassed him in his basketball skills. Now the question is why he stopped playing basketball in general. -Ext...

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PSYC 471 Lecture Notes - Lecture 22: Motivational Interviewing, Binge Eating Disorder, Eating Disorder

Motivational Interviewing and Behaviour Change among Adolescents (with a Focus on Anorexia) Based on lecture by Jamie Cassoff -Williams intervention to stop smoking -Deci approach to motivation -Since deci wrote book twen...

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