publication . Article . 2018

Modelling Motivational Dynamics: Demonstrating When, Why, and How We Self-Regulate Motivation

Thomas, L.B.; Hudson, J.; Oliver, E.J.;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2018
  • Publisher: Reversal Theory Society
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
Motivation quality affects the initiation and maintenance of behavior and physical and psychological health. Despite this, we understand little about how situational fluctuations occur and are regulated. In this paper we analyze the utility of applying basic psychological needs theory (a sub-theory of self-determination theory) and reversal theory as frameworks for understanding- ing motivational dynamics. Specifically, we posit a causal model linking acute consequences of need satisfaction and the purpose and direction of meta-motivational state shifts. This model is tested in two sequential experiments, demonstrating: (i) that thwarting or satisfying psycholog...
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publication . Article . 2018

Modelling Motivational Dynamics: Demonstrating When, Why, and How We Self-Regulate Motivation

Thomas, L.B.; Hudson, J.; Oliver, E.J.;