Motivation in Education Theory, Research, and Applications

ISBN-10: 0133017524

ISBN-13: 9780133017526

Edition: 4th 2014

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The academic standard for texts on motivation in educational settings. Clear and engaging, Motivation in Education: Theory, Research, and Applications, Fourth Edition presents the major motivation theories, principles, and research findings in sufficient detail to help students understand the complexity of motivational processes, and provide it provides extensive examples of the application of motivational concepts and principles in educational settings. From reviews of Motivation in Education: “I find it essential that students have access to such strong representations of the basic theories and work in the field of motivation. . . . This book goes a long way toward reinforcing the voices of experts who make data-driven decisions about how to foster motivation. . . . There are no available books [on motivation] as excellently crafted as this one.” —Theresa A. Thorkildsen, University of Illinois at Chicago “This book is certainly the most comprehensive treatment of motivation. There are several others I have perused but they often take a certain approach to motivation whereas this book covers ALL approaches. The authors present a very complete and unbiased treatment of the literature.” —Daniel H. Robinson, University of Texas
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List price: $143.20
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: Pearson Education
Publication date: 1/3/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 448
Size: 7.25" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.892

Dale H. Schunk is Dean of the School of Education and Professor of Curriculum and Instruction at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. He holds a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from Stanford University, a M.Ed. from Boston University, and a B.S. from the University of Illinois at Urbana. He has held faculty positions at Purdue University (where he served as Head of the Department of Educational Studies), the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (where he also was Chair of the Academic Affairs Institutional Review Board), And The University of Houston.Dale has edited six books, is co-author of Motivation in Education: Theory, Research, and Applications (Prentice Hall, 2008) and has authored over 80 articles and book chapters. He has served as President of Division 15-Educational Psychology For The American Psychological Association and as Secretary of Division C-Learning and Instruction For The American Educational Research Association. He is presently a member of the editorial boards of three professional journals.Dale's teaching and research interests include learning, motivation, and self-regulation. He has received the Early Career Contributions Award in Educational Psychology from the American Psychological Association, the Albert J. Harris Research Award from the International Reading Association, And The Outstanding Service Award from the Purdue University School of Education

Motivation: Introduction and Historical Foundations
Motivation Defined
Relation of Motivation to Learning and Performance
Motivation Theory and Research
Theory and the Study of Motivation
Motivation Research Paradigms
Assessing Motivation
Indexes of Motivation
Methods of Assessment
Historical Theories of Motivation
Freud's Theory
Behavior Theories
Drive Theories
Purposive Behaviorism
Arousal Theories
Cognitive Consistency
Functional Autonomy of Motives
Humanistic Theories
Contemporary Perspectives on Motivation
Common Themes in Current Theories
Neuroscience of Motivation
Further Reading
Expectancy-Value Theory
Historical Perspectives
Lewin's Level of Aspiration
Atkinson's Achievement Motivation
Contemporary Expectancy-Value Theory
Theoretical Framework
Expectancy Beliefs
Value Beliefs
Developmental Differences in Expectancies and Values
Level and Accuracy of Self-Perceptions of Competence
Developmental Changes in Values
Group Differences in Expectancies and Values
Gender Differences in Expectancies
Ethnic Differences in Expectancies
Gender and Ethnic Differences in Values
Further Reading
Attribution Theory
Overview of Attribution Theory
Antecedents of Attributions
Environmental Factors
Personal Factors
Consequences of Attributions
Conditions That Foster Spontaneous Attributional Search
Content of Attributional Thinking
Motivational Dimensions of Attributions
Linkage of Attributions to Expectancy Beliefs
Linkage of Attributions to Emotions
Responsibility Judgments
Developmental and Group Differences in Attributions
Developmental Differences
Gender and Ethnic Differences
Attribution Retraining
Further Reading
Social Cognitive Theory
Historical Influences
Theories of Imitation
Social Learning Theory
Theoretical Framework
Reciprocal Interactions
Learning and Motivation
Enactive and Vicarious Learning
Modeling and Vicarious Processes
Functions of Modeling
Characteristics of Effective Models
Functions of Modeled Consequences
Reciprocal Teaching
Tutoring and Mentoring
Motivational Processes
Outcome Expectations
Motivated Learning
Social Comparison
Festinger's Theory
Development of Social Comparison
Motivation and Achievement
Self-Regulation and Volition
Group Motivation
Conformity and Compliance
Collaborative Learning
Collective Self-Efficacy
Further Reading
Goals and Goal Orientations
Historical Perspectives on Needs and Goals
Murray's Taxonomy of Needs
Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs
Current Cognitive Perspectives on Goals
Social Cognitive Theory
Information Processing Theory
Motivational Systems Theory
Goal Processes
Social Goal Theory
Goal-Orientation Theories
Conceptual Overview
Mastery and Performance Goal Orientations
Motivational and Cognitive Outcomes
Personal and Contextual Predictors
Further Reading
Interest and Affect
Historical Foundations
Personal and Situational Interest
Perspectives on Interest
Measures of Interest and Research Findings
Developmental and Individual Differences
Self-Worth Theory
Conceptual Model
Emotions and Educational Outcomes
Taxonomy of Emotions
Effects of Emotions on Learning and Motivation
Emotions and Goals
Test Anxiety
Defining Test Anxiety
Effects on Learning and Performance
Further Reading
Intrinsic Motivation
Characteristics of Intrinsic Motivation
Early Views of Intrinsic Motivation
Effectance Motivation
Arousal and Incongruity
Mastery Motivation
Harter's Theory
Research Evidence
Perceived Control
Locus of Control
Personal Causation
Self-Determination Theory
Motivational Processes
Research on Self-Determination
Development of Self-Determination
Emergent Motivation and Flow
Research on Flow
Rewards and Intrinsic Motivation
Experimental Findings
Controlling and Informational Aspects of Rewards
Developing Intrinsic Motivation
Further Reading
Teacher and Classroom Influences
Instructional Practices
Planning and Decision Making
Effective Teaching
Effective Learning Environments
Teacher-Student Interactions
Teacher Feedback
Classroom Climate
Praise and Criticism
Unsolicited Help
Teacher Expectations
The Pygmalion Study
Models of Teacher Expectation Effects
Differential Teacher Behaviors
Teacher Self-Efficacy
Definition, Causes, and Consequences
Collective Self-Efficacy
Constructivist Teaching
Further Reading
School Influences
School Culture, Climate, and Organization
Norms, Values, and Shared Beliefs
External Constraints and Opportunities
Type of Students
School Size
Parental Involvement in Schools
District- and State-Level Constraints and Opportunities
Transitions in Schooling
Transition into Elementary School
Transition into Middle School
Transition into High School
School Reform and Motivation
Further Reading
Beyond the School: Peer, Family, and Community Influences
Peers and Student Motivation
Theoretical Background
Peers as Sources of Competence and Support
Peer Networks
Peers and School Adjustment
Peers and School Dropout
Familial Influences
Socioeconomic Status
Home Environment
Parenting Styles and Parent-Child Interactions
Parental Home-Based Involvement in Schooling
Early Intervention Programs
Head Start
Other Programs
Community Influences
Geographic Location
Community Involvement
Cultural Influences
Further Reading
Name Index
Subject Index
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