Motivation and emotion/Lectures/Implicit motives and goals

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Lecture 05: Implicit motives and goals

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This is the fifth lecture for the Motivation and emotion unit of study.

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This lecture discusses implicit motives and goal-setting, feedback, and goal striving.



This video provides an example of one of the main type of social need - the need for power:

Much commonly used, contemporary goal setting advice derives from Locke and Latham's (1990) goal setting theory:

Goal setting and goal striving can be a motivational double-edged sword:

Conventional wisdom is to make our goals public to hold us accountable but it also gives a (false) sense of satisfaction that undermines future effort:


See also[edit]


Hattie, J., & Timperley, H. (2007). The power of feedback. Review of Educational Research, 77, 81-112.


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