Motivation in Learning

by David G. Ryans - 1942

A major portion of this volume is devoted to the discussion of learning phenomena as they are described and explained by three influential 'schools' of psychological theoryŚconditioning, connectionism and field theory. The implications of the problem of motivation for the different viewpoints have been called to the reader's attention in chapters dealing with the several systems, and particularly in chapter vii. Therefore, in the treatment of motivation in learning which follows, little specific mention will be made of 'theories of learning. Motivation mil be considered simply as one of the conditions upon which learning is dependent. Obviously, it is only one of the conditions necessary for learning to occur.

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This article originally appeared as NSSE Yearbook Vol 41, No. 2.

Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 43 Number 10, 1942, p. 289-331 ID Number: 20464, Date Accessed: 5/31/2020 8:17:45 PM

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