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ERIC Number: ED067324
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Pages: 208
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Intrinsic Motivation: A New Direction in Education.
Day, H. I.; And Others
The aims of this symposium were "to consider problems relevant to education, to allow researchers already in this area to communicate directly about common problems and to suggest new ideas and directions for research in the field of psychology in education." The proceedings were published because, in addition to the fact that there is no text or overview of the different theoretical positions on intrinsic motivation, there has been no attempt to relate the various theoretical positions to educationally relevant problems. Among the 15 contributions are: 1) Toward a History of Intrinsic Motivation; 2) The Psychological Significance of Success in Competitive Achievement Situations: A Threat as Well as a Promise; 3) Motivation Inherent in the Pursuit of Meaning: Or the Desire to Inquire; 4) Differences in the Personalities of Children Differing in Curiosity; and, 5) Intrinsic Motivation: Unlearned, Learned, and Modifiable. A few of the contributors to the book have extended their research on intrinsic motivation into an examination of maturity, mental health, creativity, vocational choice, and other factors in growth and development. Bibliographic references accompany each essay. (Author/JLB)
Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, 252 Bloor Street West, Toronto 5, Ontario, Canada ($4.95, paperback)
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Note: A symposium sponsored by The Department of Applied Psychology, The Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, Toronto, June 11-13, 1970