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Zhang, Qian; Fiorella, Logan – Educational Psychologist, 2023
Errors are inevitable in most learning contexts, but under the right conditions, they can be beneficial for learning. Prior research indicates that generating and learning from errors can promote retention of knowledge, higher-level learning, and self-regulation. The present review proposes an integrated theoretical model to explain two major…
Descriptors: Models, Error Correction, Learning Processes, Feedback (Response)
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Fong, Carlton J.; Schallert, Diane L. – Educational Psychologist, 2023
When a learner receives feedback, important motivational and emotional processes are triggered that control whether and how the learner reengages in a learning activity and successfully adjusts in response to what the feedback suggests. We aim to highlight how motivation and emotion processes influence feedback effectiveness, and how our…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Psychological Patterns, Student Attitudes, Feedback (Response)
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Robinson, Kristy A. – Educational Psychologist, 2023
The study of classroom processes that shape students' motivational beliefs, although fruitful, has suffered from a lack of conceptual clarity in terminology, definitions, distinctions, and roles of these important processes. Synthesizing extant research and major theoretical perspectives on achievement motivation, I propose Motivational Climate…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Classroom Environment, Definitions, Learning Motivation
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Rosenzweig, Emily Q.; Wigfield, Allan; Eccles, Jacquelynne S. – Educational Psychologist, 2022
Motivational interventions grounded in Eccles and colleagues' situated expectancy-value theory (SEVT) can promote students' motivational beliefs and academic performance. However, most prior work has focused on one construct, perceived utility value. SEVT includes multiple constructs found to influence students' academic motivation, performance,…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Intervention, Theories, Student Attitudes
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Graham, Steve – Educational Psychologist, 2022
This article is an expanded version of my presentation to Division 15 (Educational Psychology) of the American Psychological Association for the Career Achievement Award for Distinguished Psychological Contributions to Education in 2019. It provides an overview of research conducted by colleagues and I that examined the following four topics: (a)…
Descriptors: Writing Skills, Writing Achievement, Writing Instruction, Writing Strategies
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Reeve, Johnmarshall; Cheon, Sung Hyeon – Educational Psychologist, 2021
Autonomy-supportive teaching is the adoption of a student-focused attitude and an understanding interpersonal tone that enables the skillful enactment of seven autonomy-satisfying instructional behaviors to serve two purposes--support intrinsic motivation and support internalization. Using self-determination theory principles and empirical…
Descriptors: Personal Autonomy, Psychological Needs, Teaching Styles, Teacher Attitudes
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Miele, David B.; Scholer, Abigail A. – Educational Psychologist, 2018
This article builds on existing models of motivation regulation in order to examine how students identify and address motivational deficits (e.g., not enough motivation or not the right type of motivation). Integrating perspectives from the achievement motivation, metacognition, and emotion regulation literatures, we propose that metamotivational…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Self Motivation, Self Control, Self Efficacy
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Urdan, Tim; Bruchmann, Kathryn – Educational Psychologist, 2018
In this article, we review research that has examined the association between race, ethnicity, culture, and student motivation. We begin by describing potential problems regarding how race, ethnicity, and culture are defined in research. Next, we review some of the methods that have been used to examine the associations among race, ethnicity,…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Race, Ethnicity, Culture
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Deane, Paul – Educational Psychologist, 2018
This article argues for a conceptualization of school writing that emphasizes how cognitive and sociocultural factors interact. In academic, professional, and affinity-based communities, an emphasis on standards of quality drives the adoption of such practices as revision and peer and expert review. In school, everyday writing practices center…
Descriptors: Writing (Composition), Cognitive Ability, Social Influences, Cultural Influences
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Rosenzweig, Emily Q.; Wigfield, Allan – Educational Psychologist, 2016
One way to increase students' participation in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields is to target their motivation. Researchers have conducted a growing number of interventions addressing students' motivation in STEM; however, this body of work has not been adequately reviewed. We systematically reviewed experimental and…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Intervention, Adolescents, Student Motivation
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Asterhan, Christa S. C.; Schwarz, Baruch B. – Educational Psychologist, 2016
There is increasing consensus among psycho-educational scholars about argumentation as a means to improve student knowledge and understanding of subject matter. In this article, we argue that, notwithstanding a strong theoretical rationale, causal evidence is not abundant, definitions of the objects of study (argumentation, learning) are often not…
Descriptors: Persuasive Discourse, Definitions, Research Methodology, Research Problems
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Mayer, Richard E. – Educational Psychologist, 2015
Computer games for learning (also called video games or digital games) have potential to improve education. This is the intriguing idea that motivates this special issue of the "Educational Psychologist" on "Psychological Perspectives on Digital Games and Learning." Computer games for learning are games delivered via computer…
Descriptors: Computer Games, Video Games, Educational Technology, Educational Psychology
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Järvenoja, Hanna; Järvelä, Sanna; Malmberg, Jonna – Educational Psychologist, 2015
Research on self-regulated learning has focused predominantly on a static individual level to explain various strengths and weaknesses of learners. However, much learning today is highly interactive and technologically enhanced, which an individually oriented perspective to regulated learning does not consider. In this article we discuss…
Descriptors: Learning Strategies, Self Management, Social Environment, Comparative Analysis
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Renninger, K. Ann; Bachrach, Jessica E. – Educational Psychologist, 2015
In this article, we discuss the contribution of observational methods to understanding the processes involved in triggering interest and establishing engagement. We begin by reviewing the literatures on interest and engagement, noting their similarities, differences, and the utility to each of better understanding the triggering process. We then…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Student Interests, Observation, Biology
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King, Ronnel B.; McInerney, Dennis M. – Educational Psychologist, 2014
Culture influences basic motivational processes; however, Western theories of achievement motivation seem to have neglected the role of culture. They are inadequate when trying to explain student motivation and engagement across a wide range of cultural groups because they may not have the conceptual tools needed to handle culturally relevant…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Cultural Influences, Educational Theories, Educational Psychology
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