The Current State of Motivation Theory: The Self-Regulated Visitor

January 1st, 1998 | RESEARCH

In this article, John W. Lightner, associate professor at Lansing Community College and doctoral student at Michigan State University, discusses motivation theory. Lightner traces changes in motivation theory from the Behaviorist Era to recent perspectives, from reward and punishment to a view of human learners as self-regulated. Lightner also relates this topic to museum practice.



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John Lightner, Author, Lansing Community College


Identifier Type: issn
Identifier: 1064-5578

Publication: Visitor Studies Today!
Volume: 1
Number: 3
Page(s): 13


Audience: Evaluators | General Public | Museum | ISE Professionals
Discipline: Education and learning science
Resource Type: Peer-reviewed article | Research Products
Environment Type: Exhibitions | Museum and Science Center Exhibits

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This material is supported by National Science Foundation award DRL-2229061, with previous support under DRL-1612739, DRL-1842633, DRL-1212803, and DRL-0638981. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations contained within are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of NSF.

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