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Department
Kinesiology
Course
Kinesiology 1088A/B
Professor
Bob Larose
Semester
Fall

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Sport Psychology Lecture 3 week 2 COGNITIVE EVALUATION THEORY (Deci & Ryan, 1985) Evaluates how an individual peercieves the impact of external rewards and thus the effects this perception has on his/her intrinsic motivation (enhance it or undermine it) Tis depends on the individual, they chose what the reward means to them A subtheory of self-determination theory (Ryan & Deci, 2000) – 3 basic psychological needs; effectance, relatedness and autonomy Thus a reward van be perceived to have a controlling or an informational function i) Control – Locus of casuality -(self – determination) - If external it undermines internal motivation - If one goes at free will thus internal, it enhances internal motivation ii) If reward is perceived to be giving information about ones competence Greater perceived competence enhances internal motivation It can also diminish perceived competence get decreased Salience The importance attributed to a reward will be determined how it is going to be perceived by the recipient (Diagram on page 143 of the text book) C. Other Empirical propositions: The gender of the reward recipient influences the interpretation of the reward – this is gradually changing in todays society Ryan, 1980 – uni scholarships ( Women were seen to take more of a supportive role in sport that actually playing in sport) d) The age of the reward recipients influences the interpretation of the reward i.e.( uni scholarship recipients perceived that the universities that gave them scholarships were controlling them, on classes they took, when they went to the gym, what classes to take) - as kids grow older they tend to view rewards more as a bribe ( control) e) Extrinsic rewards are associated with work (payment, promotion, success/status) - Intrin
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