Speaker: Andrew J. Elliot, University of Rochester
Topic: Competition and Achievement-relevant Outcomes: A Hierarchical Motivational Analysis
Colloquium Series 2015-2016
Abstract: In my talk, I will provide a conceptual overview of the hierarchical model of achievement motivation, and I will apply this model to competitive striving. The hierarchical model distinguishes between two aspects of motivation – energization (general competitive desire) and direction (pursuit of specific performance-based goals) – and integrates them together into an overarching model of competition. I will present a series of studies showing that competitive desires lead to both performance-approach and performance-avoidance goal pursuit, and that these two goals have an opposite impact on achievement-relevant outcomes. I will end my talk by discussing implications for real-world achievement contexts.
Reception to follow in the Psychology Lounge, Room 4043, Sidney Smith Hall
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