Motivational processes affecting learning.

  title={Motivational processes affecting learning.},
  author={Carol S. Dweck},
  journal={American Psychologist},
  • C. Dweck
  • Published 1986
  • Psychology
  • American Psychologist
Motivational processes influence a child's acquisition, transfer, and use of knowledge and skills, yet educationally relevant conceptions of motivation have been elusive. Using recent research within the social-cognitive framework, Dweck describes adaptive and maladaptive motivational patterns and presents a research-based model of motivational processes. This model shows how the particular goals children pursue on cognitive tasks shape their reactions to success and failure and influence the… 

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