Psychology Colloquium: A/Prof Rebecca Collie: Motivational Drivers of Social-Emotional Competence
A/Prof Rebecca Collie (UNSW)
Decades of research underscores the significance of student motivation for promoting positive academic outcomes. Now, growing awareness is emerging regarding the role of motivational drivers in shaping social-emotional outcomes. In this talk, Associate Professor Rebecca Collie will discuss the role of one motivational driver, perceived social-emotional competence (perceived-SEC). Perceived-SEC reflects an individual’s sense that they can enact socially and emotionally competent thoughts, behaviors, and emotions (Collie, 2020). Emerging research is demonstrating that perceived-SEC is linked with important social, emotional, and academic outcomes. Rebecca will discuss her recent research looking at perceived-SEC among students, as well as in relation to occupational outcomes among teachers.