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Education Excellence: Excellent Work in the Field of Meaningful Change (and Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness)

by Dr. Brian Higley

September 26th, 2014

Over the years, I’ve been asked by many people about the influences of our team’s H2O for Education program, so I thought I would post many of them here.  This list represents a sample of what we believe to be some of the most relevant work over the past 100 years or so in both (a) the field of long-term, meaningful learning and change and (b) the promotion of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness:

Arredondo P., Toporek, R., Brown, S.P., Jones, J., Locke, D.C., Sanchez, J., & Stadler, H. (1996). Operationalization of the multicultural competencies. Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, 24, 42-78.

Bandura, A. (1982). Self efficacy mechanism in human agency. American Psychologist, 37(2), 122-147.

Bandura, A (Ed.) (1995). Self-efficacy in changing societies. New York: Cambridge University Press.

Bandura, A., & Schunk, D. H. (1981). Cultivating competence, self-efficacy, and intrinsic interest through proximal self-motivation. Journal Of Personality And Social Psychology, 41(3), 586-598. doi:10.1037/0022-3514.41.3.586

Butler, R. (2006). Are mastery and ability goals both adaptive? Evaluation, initial goal construction and the quality of task engagement. British Journal Of Educational Psychology, 76(3), 595-611. doi:10.1348/000709905X52319

Catz, S.L., Kelly, J.A., Bogart, L.M., Benotsch, E.G., & McAuliffe, T.L. (2000). Patterns, correlates, and barriers to medication adherence among persons prescribed new treatments for HIV disease. Health Psychology, 19, 124-133

Chen, L., Wu, C., Kee, Y., Lin, M., & Shui, S. (2009). Fear of failure, 2×2 achievement goal and self-handicapping: An examination of the hierarchical model of achievement motivation in physical education. Contemporary Educational Psychology, 34(4), 298-305. doi:10.1016/j.cedpsych.2009.06.006

Corker, K. S., & Donnellan, M. (2012). Setting lower limits high: The role of boundary goals in achievement motivation. Journal Of Educational Psychology, 104(1), 138-149. doi:10.1037/a0026228

Covey, S.R. (1989).  The seven habits of highly effective people.  New York: Simon & Schuster, Inc.

Csíkszentmihályi, M. (1992). Flow, the psychology of optimal experience. New York: Harper Perennial.

Deci, E.L., & Ryan, R.M. (1985). Intrinsic motivation and self-determination in human behavior. New York: Plenum.

Désert, M., Préaux, M., & Jund, R. (2009). So young and already victims of stereotype threat: Socio-economic status and performance of 6 to 9 years old children on Raven’s progressive matrices. European Journal Of Psychology Of Education, 24(2), 207-218. doi:10.1007/BF03173012

Dewey, J. (1916). The need of an industrial education in an industrial democracy. In J.A. Boydston & A. Sharpe (Eds.), The Middle Works of John

Dewey, Volume 10, 1899-1924: Journal Articles, Essays, and Miscellany Published in the 1916-1917 Period (pp. 137-143). Southern Illinois University: Southern Illinois University Press.

Dewey, J. (1997). Experience and education. (1st Touchstone ed.). New York: Simon & Schuster.

Downs, V. C., Javidi, M. M., & Nussbaum, J. F. (1988). An analysis of teachers’ verbal communication within the college classroom: Use of humor, self-disclosure, and narratives. Communication Education, 37(2), 127-141. doi:10.1080/03634528809378710

Duncan, T.E., & McAuley, E. (1993). Social support and efficacy cognitions in exercise adherence: A latent growth curve analysis. Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 16, 199-218

Knox, S., Edwards, L. M., Hess, S. A., & Hill, C. E. (2011). Supervisor self-disclosure: Supervisees’ experiences and perspectives. Psychotherapy, 48(4), 336-341. doi:10.1037/a0022067

Einstein, A. (1996). Autobiographical notes. Peru, Illinois: Open Court Publishing Company

Fishbein, M., & Ajzen, I. (1975).  Belief, attitude, intention, and behavior: An introduction to theory and research. Reading, MA: Addison-Wesley.

Friedman, R. S., & Förster, J. (2001). The effects of promotion and prevention cues on creativity. Journal Of Personality And Social Psychology 81(6), 1001-1013. doi:10.1037/0022-3514.81.6.1001

Gavin, J. (1988). Psychological issues in exercise prescription. Sports Medicine, 6, 1-10.

Guillet, E., Sarrazin, P., Carpenter, P.J., Trouilland, D., & Curry, F. (2002). Predicting persistence or withdrawal in female handballers with social exchange theory. International Journal of Psychology, 37(2), 92-104.

Jackson, R.H. U.S. Supreme Court, (1943). West virginia state board of education v. barenette, 319 u.s. 624(519). Retrieved from website: http://caselaw.lp.findlaw.com/scripts/getcase.pl?court=US&vol=319&invol=624

Jefferson, T. (1907?). The writings of Thomas Jefferson. In B. Ellery (Ed.), (Vol. 16). Washington, D.C.: Retrieved from http://www.constitution.org/tj/jeff16.htm

Jobs (1995, June 12). [Web Based Recording]. Steve Jobs’ 2005 commencement address , Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UF8uR6Z6KLc

Kabat-Zinn, J. (1990).  Full catastrophe living: Using the wisdom of your body and mind to face stress, pain, and illness.  New York: Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group, Inc.

Kolden, G. G., Klein, M. H., Wang, C., & Austin, S. B. (2011). Congruence/genuineness. Psychotherapy, 48(1), 65-71. doi:10.1037/a0022064

Lee, J., McInerney, D. M., Liem, G. D., & Ortiga, Y. P. (2010). The relationship between future goals and achievement goal orientations: An intrinsic–extrinsic motivation perspective. Contemporary Educational Psychology, 35(4), 264-279. doi:10.1016/j.cedpsych.2010.04.004

Liu, H. (2011). Impact of regulatory focus on ambiguity aversion. Journal Of Behavioral Decision Making, 24(4), 412-430. doi:10.1002/bdm.702

Loehr, J., & Schwartz, T. (2003). The power of full engagement. New York: Free Press.

Lüftenegger, M., Schober, B., van de Schoot, R., Wagner, P., Finsterwald, M., & Spiel, C. (2012). Lifelong learning as a goal – do autonomy and self-regulation in school result in well prepared pupils? Learning And Instruction, 22(1), 27-36. doi:10.1016/j.learninstruc.2011.06.001

Mangels, J. A., Good, C., Whiteman, R. C., Maniscalco, B., & Dweck, C. S. (2012). Emotion blocks the path to learning under stereotype threat. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 7(2), 230-241. doi:10.1093/scan/nsq100

Martiny, S. E., Roth, J., Jelenec, P., Steffens, M. C., & Croizet, J. (2012). When a new group identity does harm on the spot: Stereotype threat in newly created groups. European Journal of Social Psychology, 42(1), 65-71. doi:10.1002/ejsp.840

Mazer, J. P., Murphy, R. E., & Simonds, C. J. (2007). I’ll See You On ‘Facebook’: The Effects of Computer-Mediated Teacher Self-Disclosure on Student Motivation, Affective Learning, and Classroom Climate. Communication Education, 56(1), 1-17.

McCaffrey, T. (2012). Innovation relies on the obscure- A key to overcoming the classic problem of functional fixedness. Psychological Science, 23(3), 215-218. doi-10.1177/0956797611429580

Mill, J. S. (2003). On liberty. Mineola: Dover Pubns.

Mills, J. S. (1859). On liberty. Kitchener, Canada: Batoche Books. Retrieved from: http://socserv.mcmaster.ca/~econ/ugcm/3ll3/mill/liberty.pdf

Mrazek, M. D., Chin, J. M., Schmader, T., Hartson, K. A., Smallwood, J., & Schooler, J. W. (2011). Threatened to distraction: Mind-wandering as a consequence of stereotype threat. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 47(6), 1243-1248. doi:10.1016/j.jesp.2011.05.011

Murad, M. H., Coto-Yglesias, F., Varkey, P., Prokop, L. J., & Murad, A. L. (2010). The effectiveness of self-directed learning in health professions education: A systematic review. Medical Education, 44(11), 1057-1068. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2923.2010.03750.x

Murayama, K., & Elliot, A. J. (2011). Achievement motivation and memory: Achievement goals differentially influence immediate and delayed remember–know recognition memory. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 37(10), 1339-1348. doi:10.1177/0146167211410575

Neff, K. D., Kirkpatrick, K. & Rude, S. S. (2007). Self-compassion and its link to adaptive psychological functioning. Journal of Research in Personality, 41, 139-154

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Oortvliet, P., & Darnon, C. (2010). Toward a more social understanding of achievement goals: The interpersonal effects of mastery and performance goals. Current Directions In Psychological Science, 19(5), 324-328. doi:10.1177/0963721410383246

Orwell, G. (1938). Review of Russell’s Power: a New Social Analysis. Retrieved from http://www.lehman.edu/deanhum/philosophy/BRSQ/06may/orwell.htm

Pizzari, T., McBurney, H., Taylor, N.F., & Feller, J.A. (2002). Adherence to anterior cruciate ligament rehabilitation: A qualitative analysis. Journal of Sport Rehabilitation, 11(2), 90-102.

Rivardo, M. G., Rhodes, M. E., Camaione, T. C., & Legg, J. M. (2011). Stereotype threat leads to reduction in number of math problems women attempt. North American Journal of Psychology, 13(1), 5-16

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Ryan, R.M., & Deci, E.L. (2000b). The “what” and “why” of goal pursuits: human needs and the self-determination of behavior. Psychological Inquiry, 4, 227-268.

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  • 1. Bryce Maxwell  |  October 8th, 2014 at 2:15 pm

    I’m impressed with this reading list although I’ve only read a few of them… Perhaps I’ll venture into some of these others in the coming weeks/months…

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