ERIC Number: ED260375
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-May-5
Reference Count: 0
Motivational Processes in Reading: Unlocking the Ghost in the Machine.
Rosen, Carl; Frank, Alan
Containing five sections, this paper deals with motivational processes in reading. The paper first discusses motivation and unmotivated behavior. It then examines contributions from psychology, which include views concerning the nature of variables and processes involved in motivation and behavior; a hypothetical motivational sequence; and "unlocking the ghost in the machine," or bringing out internal motivating influences, such as insight, intellectual awareness, task knowledge, and self-evaluative abilities. The paper concludes that since successful learning comes from proactive behavior, teachers could help students by acquiring new concepts and skills that positively affect student motivation. (EL)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Reading Association (30th, New Orleans, LA, May 5-9, 1985).