Competence and Motivation

Faculteit Gedrags- en MaatschappijWetenschappen
Jaar 2021/22
Vakcode PSMOB-9
Vaknaam Competence and Motivation
Niveau(s) master
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester II a

Uitgebreide vaknaam Competence and Motivation
Leerdoelen After this course students:
- know and understand the key concepts, theories, models, and research findings that are typically referred to under the competence motivation or achievement motivation rubric,
- can select, understand, value, and integrate relevant scientific literature, and formulate judgments on the basis of the available information,
- know, understand, and discuss interventions that are aimed at changing everyday affect, cognition, and behavior in achievement settings, including sports, work, and school.
Omschrijving Why and how are people motivated in work, sports, school, and other achievement settings? Can an individual be resilient in one context and not another? How can coaches, supervisors, and teachers enhance athletes’, workers’, and students’ peak performance and prevent them from choking under pressure? What are the factors that promote or hinder learning and achievement? Why does performance suffer under particular conditions for some people while the same conditions enhance others’ performances? These and related questions have inspired research within many disciplines. This course reviews the state of the art and brings integration to the study of achievement motivation while establishing the concept of competence as an organizing framework. Students will be challenged to understand the concepts, theories, and models, to recognize their scholarly significance, to infer their implications, to think critically about them, and to put them into practice.
Uren per week 2
Onderwijsvorm hoorcollege
Toetsvorm opdrachten
(The assignment(s) can be done in Dutch or English.)
Vaksoort master
Coördinator prof. dr. N. van Yperen
Docent(en) prof. dr. N. van Yperen
Verplichte literatuur
Titel Auteur ISBN Prijs
Handbook of Competence and Motivation: Theory and Application (2017, 2nd Edition). New York: Guilford Press. Elliot, A.J., Dweck, C., & Yeager, D. (Eds.)
Entreevoorwaarden Bachelor degree in Psychology
Opmerkingen Enrolment is guaranteed for students from the Master tracks Talent Development and Creativity and Developmental Psychology. Students from other Master tracks can not take this course.
Opgenomen in
Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
Ma psychologie (EN)  (Ma psychologie (Talent Development and Creativity) ) 1 semester II a keuze F