Intrinsic and Extrinsic motivation in the learning context

(Before that, please read part A) Both intrinsic and extrinsic motivations are highly correlated with the learning process. Some scientists argue that emphasizing external rewards, grades, or scholarships for example, would result in weakening learner’s intrinsic motivation. Others support that extrinsic motivation increases intrinsic motivation and contributes on enhancing learner’s performance in class (Bray & McClaskey, […]

Intrinsic and Extrinsic motivation

Although motivation is one of the most important factors on individual’s behavior, little is known in this field and only in the last decades scientists are putting an effort to shed light on this significant element of human construct and performance. In accordance to self-determination theory SDT (Ryan & Deci 2000), there are two types […]

The concept of self-confidence in sports

Although athletes and coaches are constantly talking about self-confidence, it is not easy to define it. Sports psychologists define self-confidence as a personal belief in successfully performing a desired behavior. The desired behavior can be anything related to the sport, the point is to be able to achieve it. Self-confidence can refer to something that […]

Creating entertainment, an educational approach

It is a well-known fact that the spread of COVID-19 affects various parts of our modern society in many ways. Entertainment and creative sectors seem to have to deal with devastating losses in terms of economy and employment. The United Kingdom is already reporting more than 400.000 jobs lost and a 74 billion revenue decrease […]