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Weiner, Bernard – Educational Psychologist, 2010
The history of ideas guiding the development of an attribution-based theory of motivation is presented. These influences include the search for a "grand" theory of motivation (from drive and expectancy/value theory), an attempt to represent how the past may influence the present and the future (as Thorndike accomplished), and the…
Descriptors: Motivation, Attribution Theory, Incentives, Achievement Need