Colloquium - Andrew Elliot, Ph.D. | Department of Psychological Sciences | Kent State University

Colloquium - Andrew Elliot, Ph.D.

Kent Hall Annex
102 Kent Hall Annex


Sponsored by the Department of Psychological Sciences

Colloquium Speaker


Competition and Achievement Outcomes:
A Hierarchical Motivational Analysis

                Andrew Elliot, Ph.D.     

                      Professor of Psychology
                      University of Rochester



Friday, October 6th, 2017
2:30 pm to 4:00 pm
Kent Hall Annex Room 102

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.

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



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