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Emery, Alyssa; Anderman, Lynley H. – Educational Psychologist, 2020
Researchers in the field of health psychology developed interpretive phenomenological analysis (IPA) to explore how individuals make sense of, and meaning from, experiences of personal significance. We describe our approach to using IPA to explore whether current theories of achievement motivation adequately account for the experiences of students…
Descriptors: Educational Psychology, Phenomenology, Psychological Studies, Achievement Need
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Patrick, Helen; Anderman, Lynley H.; Bruening, Paige S.; Duffin, Lisa C. – Educational Psychologist, 2011
We argue that this is a crucial time for educational psychology as a field to refocus its attention on the evidence base for its contribution to teacher education. In revisiting the recommendations of the APA Division 15 committee charged with examining the role of educational psychology in teacher education (Anderson et al., 1995), we note…
Descriptors: Educational Psychology, Psychologists, Role, Teacher Education Programs
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Anderman, Eric M.; Anderman, Lynley H.; Yough, Michael S.; Gimbert, Belinda G. – Educational Psychologist, 2010
In this article, we examine the relations of value-added models of measuring academic achievement to student motivation. Using an achievement goal orientation theory perspective, we argue that value-added models, which focus on the progress of individual students over time, are more closely aligned with research on student motivation than are more…
Descriptors: High Stakes Tests, Goal Orientation, Student Motivation, Data Analysis