Social contagion of motivation

We often regard motivation as personal, but such personal motivation can be socially constructed. If your friend likes mathematics, you may come to like mathematics by observing and interacting with your friend. We call this motivation contagion and aim to examine whether and how the motivation contagion takes place.

Key words: Social learning, social network, synchrony

Burgess, L. G., Riddell, P. M., Fancourt, A., & Murayama, K. (2018). The influence of social contagion within education: A motivational perspective. Mind, Brain and Education, 12(4), 164-174.   PDF   Online Article