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.

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A practical scenario about how to use the three psychological needs proposed by David McClelland:

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

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

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  • BBC Interview with Rupert Murdoch (YouTube, 1968) (6 min total; this clips runs 1:07 to 1:55 (48 secs) - This video provides an example of one of the main type of social need - the need for power
  • If you could achieve one goal in 24 hours (Brian Tracy) (2 min) - This video, from a "motivational guru", argues for putting everything aside to achieve one goal in 24 hours
  • Want to succeed? Don't set goals, set systems (Adam Alter, Big Think) (3:50 mins) - Goal setting and goal striving can be a motivational double-edged sword
  • Keep your goals to yourself (Derek Sivers, TED talk, 2010) (3 min) - 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