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The present series of studies sought to develop and conceptually validate a taxonomy of reasons that give rise to academic amotivation and to investigate its social antecedents and academic consequences. In Study 1 (N ϭ 351), an exploratory factor analysis offered preliminary support for an academic amotivation taxonomy comprising four dimensions: ability(More)
The importance of autonomous motivation in improving self-regulation has been a focal topic of motivation research for almost 3 decades. Despite this extensive research, however, there has not yet been a mechanistic account of how autonomous motivation works to boost self-regulatory functioning. To address this issue, we examined the role of autonomy in 2(More)
Self-affirmation produces large effects: Even a simple reminder of one's core values reduces defensiveness against threatening information. But how, exactly, does self-affirmation work? We explored this question by examining the impact of self-affirmation on neurophysiological responses to threatening events. We hypothesized that because self-affirmation(More)
Although prejudice-reduction policies and interventions abound, is it possible that some of them result in the precise opposite of their intended effect--an increase in prejudice? We examined this question by exploring the impact of motivation-based prejudice-reduction interventions and assessing whether certain popular practices might in fact increase(More)
The cellular localization of a neuronal and a glial cell specific protein (14-3-2 and S-100, respectively) has been explored in mouse hypothalamus in order to trace cell lineages. This study was performed on fixed slices, at the light microscope level, by using either the indirect peroxidase-labeled immunoglobulin technique or immunofluorescence. In the(More)
The present study identifies a broad taxonomy of motives underlying the desire to regulate prejudice and assess the impact of motivation to regulate prejudice on levels of explicit and implicit prejudice. Using self-determination theory as the foundation, six forms of motivation to regulate prejudice are proposed. In Study 1 (N = 257), an exploratory factor(More)
Starting with the first realization that negative stereotypes can cause people to underperform in the stereotyped domain, an impressive body of work has documented the robust and wide-ranging nature of stereotype and social identity threat. In this article, we look beyond the stereotyped ability domain and present evidence that coping with stereotypes and(More)
A specific event which accompanies the terminal differentiation of most neurons is the isozymic enolase transition from the ?? form to the ?? and ?? adult neuronal forms. It is partly expressed during maturation of a mouse neuroblastoma clonal cell line (NIE-115). We demonstrate, in these cell cultures, that the significant increase in the concentration of(More)
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