Time Pressure Undermines Performance More Under Avoidance Than Approach Motivation

The authors designed four experiments to test the hypothesis that performance is particularly undermined by time pressure when people are avoidance motivated. They reported that their results suggest that given its nature and implications, it seems best that avoidance motivation is avoided in situations that involve (time) pressure.

Roskes, Marieke, Elliot, Andrew J., Nijstad, Bernard A., and De Dreu, Carsten K.W. (2013). Time Pressure Undermines Performance More Under Avoidance Than Approach Motivation. Personality and Social Psychology, 39, 803-813.

About rickyWburk

Ricky W. Burk, CCC-SLP, BCS-F, is a speech-language pathologist who provides in-home therapy for adolescents and adults residing in Tennessee and Mississippi who stutter. His career includes PreK, elementary, middle, and high school practice, undergraduate & graduate faculty appointments, skilled nursing, national & international consultation, private practice, and national & international speaking presentations. He holds the American Speech-Language Hearing Association Certificate of Clinical Competence, and he is a Board Certified Specialist in Fluency Disorders. He is the ASHA Continuing Education Administrator for the National Association for Speech Fluency.
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