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ERIC Number: ED016252
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
Pages: 33
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THE ACHIEVEMENT MOTIVATION DEVELOPMENT PROJECT, A SUMMARY AND REVIEW.
ALSCHULER, ALFRED S.
THE GOALS OF THIS PROJECT ARE--(1) THE IDENTIFICATION OF KEY VARIABLES IN AROUSING MOTIVATION, AND (2) THE DEVELOPMENT OF CURRICULA WHICH INCREASE ACHIEVEMENT MOTIVATION. THE DEVELOPMENT OF NEED ACHIEVEMENT (N=ACH) THEORY AND RESEARCH IN THIS AREA ARE DISCUSSED. METHODS OF MEASURING MOTIVATION ARE DESCRIBED. PROPOSITIONS BASIC TO THE STUDY ARE--(1) GOAL SETTING, (2) MOTIVE SYNDROME, (3) COGNITIVE SUPPORTS, AND (4) GROUP SUPPORTS. THE HYPOTHESIZED VARIABLES RELATED TO THESE PROPOSITIONS ARE BEING SYSTEMATICALLY ADDED AND SUBTRACTED IN A SERIES OF MOTIVE AROUSAL COURSES FOR ADOLESCENTS. STUDENTS WITH HIGH ACHIEVEMENT MOTIVATION MAY FIND THEMSELVES OPERATING CONTRARY TO SCHOOL GOALS. THIS RESULTS IN NEGATIVE SELF-IMAGE FORMATION AND A DISTASTE FOR SCHOOL. THE MOTIVE AROUSAL COURSE HELPS THE STUDENT WITH HIGH ACHIEVEMENT MOTIVATION. VARIOUS MOTIVE AROUSAL COURSES AND THEIR RESULTS ARE PRESENTED. A COGNITIVE LEARNING APPROACH AND AN EXPERIENCE-BASED APPROACH ARE COMPARED. A MOTIVE ACQUISITION COURSE IS OUTLINED. APPROPRIATE CASE STUDIES, TEXT MATERIALS, GAMES, AND EXERCISES HAVE BEEN DEVELOPED INTO AN INSTRUMENTED CURRICULUM WHICH WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR CLASSROOM USE. IMPLICATIONS FOR PSYCHOLOGICAL EDUCATION ARE DISCUSSED. COPIES MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE CENTER FOR RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT ON EDUCATIONAL DIFFERENCES, PUBLICATIONS OFFICE, LONGFELLOW HALL, APPIAN WAY, CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS 02138. (PS)
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Authoring Institution: Harvard Univ., Cambridge, MA. Center for Research and Development in Educational Differences.
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