Alberta Consortium for Motivation and Emotion

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The Alberta Consortium for Motivation and Emotion (ACME) is a research group that examines how motivation and emotions influence people in achievement settings, particularly school, university, counselling, etc. ACME was created to support graduate students from programs across the Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Alberta with a shared interest in motivation and emotion and a desire to actively pursue and disseminate research in collaboration with the directors and beyond their thesis requirements. 

We work primarily from the following theoretical frameworks:

  • self-efficacy
  • attribution theory
  • achievement goal theory
  • self-determination theory
  • teacher effectiveness
  • control value theory of emotions

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