Interest Matters

  title={Interest Matters},
  author={J. Harackiewicz and J. Smith and Stacy Priniski},
  journal={Policy Insights from the Behavioral and Brain Sciences},
  pages={220 - 227}
  • J. Harackiewicz, J. Smith, Stacy Priniski
  • Published 2016
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Policy Insights from the Behavioral and Brain Sciences
  • Interest is a powerful motivational process that energizes learning, guides academic and career trajectories, and is essential to academic success. Interest is both a psychological state of attention and affect toward a particular object or topic, and an enduring predisposition to reengage over time. Integrating these two definitions, the four-phase model of interest development guides interventions that promote interest and capitalize on existing interests. Four interest-enhancing… CONTINUE READING

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