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Competition and Achievement Outcomes: A Hierarchical Motivational Analysis

Annex Room 102 Kent Hall

Colloquium Speaker: Andrew Elliot, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology, University of Rochester

Dr. Elliot describes the summary of his upcoming talk:

In my talk, I will provide a conceptual overview of the hierarchical model of achievement motivation, and I will apply this model to competitive striving. The hierarchical model distinguishes between two aspects of motivation – energization (general competitive desire) and direction (pursuit of specific performance-based goals)—and integrates them together into an overarching model of competition. I will present a series of studies showing that competitive desires lead to both performance approach and performance-avoidance goal pursuit, and that these two goals have an opposite impact on achievement-relevant outcomes. I will end my talk by discussing implications for real-world achievement contexts.

Sponsored by the Department of Psychological Sciences

The Ohio Psychological Association has approved the Department of Psychology, Kent State University as a provider of continuing education for Psychologists. 1.0 credit hours for Psychologists is awarded by the Ohio Psychological Association, Approval #00PO-316402079