Social Facilitation, Modeling, and Motivational Orientation

  • Teresa M. Amabile
Part of the Springer Series in Social Psychology book series (SSSOC)

Abstract

When asked about the influence his mentors had on his professional development, a Nobel laureate in physics recalled their importance, not so much as teachers, but as models of thinking and working:

I knew the techniques of research. I knew a lot of physics. I had the words, the libretto, but not quite the music. In other words, I had not been in contact with men who were deeply imbedded in the tradition of physics: men of high quality. This was my first real contact with first-rate creative minds at the high point of their power. (Zuckerman, 1977, p. 123)

Keywords

Expense Stein Fishing Defend Tudy 

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© Springer-Verlag New York Inc. 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • Teresa M. Amabile
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  1. 1.Department of PsychologyBrandeis UniversityWalthamUSA

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