Education Journal


1989.第17卷第2期(Vol. 17 No. 2).pp. 162–175



Adolescent Psychology: Social Motivation and Learning

劉誠(Sing LAU)




Learning involves the influence of social psychological factors. Experienced teachers are often able to use these factors in motivating students to learn, thus making their teaching more effective. Social motivation refers to the influence in social interactions, and in the present paper several of the student-student interaction factors were selected for discussion. In direct relation to learning are factors and processes like social comparison, equity, cooperation and competition, and individual and group performance. And those that are indirectly related to learning include conformity and deviance, attitude formation and change. Based on these factors and processes as examples. This paper discussed the ways to expand the consideration when trying to improve the effectiveness of teaching.