ERIC Number: EJ603440
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2000
Optimal Motivation for Talent Development.
Rea, Dan W.
Journal for the Education of the Gifted, v23 n2 p187-216 Win 2000
This paper offers a theory of optimal motivation for talent development. Optimal motivation is described as a "flow" experience. A generalized expectancy value theory is used to analyze three ideal conditions to optimize flow experiences: optimal challenge, undivided interest, and optimal arousal. Further analysis shows how each is composed of two complementary motivational processes, "serious-mindedness" and "fun-mindedness." (Contains extensive references.) (DB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
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