Motivation and emotion/Lectures/Motivation and goals

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Lecture 5: Extrinsic motivation and goal-setting

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

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This lecture discusses intrinsic and extrinsic motivations, goal-setting, feedback, and goal striving.


  1. Chapter 05: Extrinsic motivation (Reeve, 2015)
  2. Chapter 08: Goal setting and goal striving (Reeve, 2015)



This video discusses that most of us thrive by making constant progress and feeling a sense of purpose. Two eye-opening experiments are discussed:

The video argues against the conventional wisdom of making our goals public because, when we do so, we get a (false) satisfaction that undermines future effort:


See also[edit]


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

External links[edit]

This video, from a "motivational guru", argues for putting everything aside to achieve one goal in 24 hours: