Contributors. Preface. 1. Social Loafing and Expectancy-Value Theory; J.A. Shepperd. 2. Goal Setting Research in Industrial/Organizational Psychology; M.E. Tubbs. 3. The Social Psychology of Creativity: Effects of Evaluation on Intrinsic Motivation and Creativity of Performance; B.A. Hennessey. 4. Evaluation and Intrinsic Motivation: The Double-Edged Sword; J.M. Tauer, J.M. Harackiewicz. 5. The Role of Task Complexity, and Sources and Criteria of Evaluation in Motivating Task Performance; S.G. Harkins. 6. Performance Among Individuals and Groups: The Implications of Parallel Research Traditions for Social Loafing; J.A. Shepperd. 7. External Performance Evaluations and Task Motivation: Some Suggestions; M.E. Tubbs. 8. Attending to the Details; B.A. Hennessey. 9. Just Do It: Remaining Task Focused When Performance Outcomes Loom Large; A.M. Durik, J.M. Tauer, J.M. Harackiewicz. 10. The Three-Variable Model: From Occam's Razor to the Black Box; S.G. Harkins. Author Index. Subject Index.
In the field of psychology, research areas often develop in relative isolation. Researchers in different areas are either not aware of, or seem to fail to see the relevance of findings from other areas even though it would seem that the findings are directly relevant to their own. One striking example of this is to be found in research that focuses on the effects of evaluation on performance.
This volume integrates thinking from five different research traditions - Achievement Goals, Intrinsic vs. Extrinsic Motivation, Goal Setting, Social Loafing, and Social Facilitation - through the unique format of a give-and-take conversation between leading academics from each.
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