The following is a broad selection of readers for anyone interested in dipping their toe into the science of motivation (which, for me, is a composite field which draws on multiple disciplines, eg evolutionary psychology, behavioural economics and decision neuroscience). If you’re new to this, I’d suggest starting with the readers highlighted by an *.
- Barron & Hulleman (2014) Expectancy-value-cost model of motivation
- Berridge (2017) Evolving concepts of emotion and motivation
- *Boekaerts (2010) The crucial role of motivation and emotion in classroom learning
- Cialdini & Goldstein (2004) Social influence: compliance & conformity
- *Cook & Artino (2016) Motivation to learn: an overview of contemporary theories
- *Damgaard & Nielsen (2018) Nudging in Education: a discussion paper
- Domenico & Ryan (2017) The emerging neuroscience of intrinsic motivation
- Feldon et al (2019) Cognitive load as motivational cost
- *Heath & Heath (2010) Switch: how to change things when change is hard
- Katz & Assor (2006) When choice motivates and when it does not
- Kenrick et al (2009) Deep rationality: the evolutionary economics of decision making
- Lavecchia et al (2014) Behavioral Economics of Education: Progress and Possibilities
- *Mccrea (2020) Motivated Teaching: leveraging the science of learning to boost attention and effort in the classroom
- Murayama (2018) The science of motivation
- O’Reilly et al (2017) Behavioural insights for education
- Samson (nd) An introduction to behavioural economics
- Service et al (2014) EAST: Four simple ways to apply behavioural insights
- Walton et al (2012) Mere belonging: the power of social connections
- Yeager et al (2013) Addressing achievement gaps with psychological interventions
And for those who want to go full geek, the legendary Kathryn Morgan has pulled together all the links from Motivated Teaching into one handy all-the-links-you’ll-ever-need spreadsheet!
Here’s the reading list I curated for @PepsMccrea’s superb Motivated Teaching👇🏻
For the book recos I’ve included podcasts/book reviews. There’s only 1 recommendation for further reading that’s missing🤪
115 links in total, curated into chapters.
— Kathryn Morgan (@KathrynMorgan_2) October 13, 2020
Below are a couple of diagrams of the motivation for learning framework from Motivated Teaching.
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