Emotions and Motivation in Learning and Performance

  • ChanMin KimEmail author
  • Reinhard Pekrun


This chapter reviews theories and research on academic emotions and motivation that can be integrated into the processes of instructional design and development. First, we discuss the impact of emotions in learning and performance contexts. Second, we review theories describing how emotions occur. Third, we discuss how to optimize emotional experiences in learning and performance contexts and review several models and approaches that can be used in instructional design. Fourth, we review instruments and technologies measuring emotions and emotion regulation. We conclude the chapter by suggesting future research directions including reframing motivation research that considers emotions in the realm of educational communications and technology.


Academic emotions Motivation to learn Cognitive appraisal Causal expectancies Causal attribution Emotion regulation 


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  1. 1.The University of GeorgiaAthensUSA
  2. 2.Department of PsychologyUniversity of MunichMünchenGermany

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