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Bernard Weiner, Attribution Theory, and Motivation

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Samantha Crawford

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Transcript of Bernard Weiner, Attribution Theory, and Motivation

Aleks, Emily, and Sam Bernard Weiner, Attribution Theory, and Motivation Overview Attribution Theory Cont'd Motivation in the Classroom Tips to Motivate Your Students Bernard Weiner's
Attribution Theory
Discussion Questions What can you do in your class to increase student motivation? Attribution Theory Attribution theory is concerned with the perceived causes of success and failure and the motivational consequences of particular attributions Weiner's Achievments Donald Campbell Research Award in Social Psychology Causal dimensions of behavior are:
1. Locus of causality (Internal vs External Causes)
2. Stability (Do causes change over time)
3. Controllability Which type is best in the classroom? 1. Relate subjects to the student’s lives
2. Offer a variety of engaging activities
3. Offer incentives for completed homework, class goals etc.
4. Give a variety of rewards - i.e. intrinsic and extrinsic
5. Build good relationships with students - show interest in them! Bernard Weiner's Life Born in 1935 in Chicago, Illinois as the youngest of three sons Obtained his Liberal Arts degree in 1955 from the University of Chicago and his MA with a major in Industrial Relations in 1957 Served 2 years in the US army
Earned his PhD from the University of Michigan in 1963 Known to educational psychologist for
his attribution research in the
achievement domain Palmer O. Johnson Publication Award Holds honorary degrees from the University of Bielefeld, Germany; Turku University, Finland; and the University of Manitoba, Canada Best known students are Jacqueline Eccles, Diane Ruble, and Sandra Graham As of 2008, has authored 13 books and over 200 articles Continued his work at UCLA since 1965 until the early 2000's
Fundamental to attribution theory are the properties of causes, causal linkages to emotions and expectancy of success, and achievement performance. Motivational Dynamics of Perceived Causality
Goal expectancies in achievement-related contexts are determined by perceived ability and planned effort expenditure relative to the perceived difficulty of the task Motivation Definitions:

Motivation - the act or process of motivating
Motive - something (as a need or desire) that causes a person to act To have motivation, you need an incentive or motive

Inspiration: the act of influencing or suggesting opinions Intrinsic Motivation: reliant on the internal desire of the student to want to complete tasks and to follow rules.
Examples in the Classroom: Students desire to learn (for example: to read so they can read signs etc. in everyday life)
Extrinsic Motivation: involves an external reward that acts as the incentive.
Examples in the Classroom: Giving students a prize for completing a task, or working towards a class prize such as a movie day It is best to promote intrinsic motivation in your classroom.
Increases student’s independence
Increases student’s desire to learn and behave

How do I do this?
Give students praise for good behaviour and work ethic But it is technically an extrinsic motivator?
It has been proven to increase a student’s intrinsic motivation by boosting confidence and
desire to learn Discussion Questions What moment made you want to become a teacher?

What can you do to keep yourself as a teacher motivated throughout your career? What can you do to motivate your co-workers? Motivation Vs. Inspiration Intrinsic vs Extrinsic Motivation CONTROLLABILITY

- Task Difficulty
- Preparation
- Effort
- Attention/Concentration

- Ability
- Interest
- Self-Confidence
- Mood
- Luck
- Other People
- Attention/Concentration STABILITY

- Ability
- Preparation
- Interest
- Self-Confidence
- Task Difficulty

- Effort
- Mood
- Luck
- Other people
- Attention/Concentration LOCUS OF CAUSALITY

- Ability
- Effort
- Preparation
- Interest
- Self Confidence
- Mood
- Attention/Concentration

- Task Difficulty
- Luck
- Other people
- Attention/Concentration
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