Date Thesis Awarded


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Honors Thesis -- Access Restricted On-Campus Only

Degree Name

Bachelors of Arts (BA)




Paul A. Story

Committee Members

Douglas Gross

Kimberley L. Phillips


The effect of emotion on the performance of individuals with different achievement goals (mastery, performance-approach, and performance-avoidance) was measured using a mixed ANOVA design. Participants learned the Left-to-Right Cross Multiplication technique and were randomly assigned to one of the three achievement goals. After the completion of a multiplication test, participants viewed a positive (happiness) or negative (sadness) film clip. Participants then completed a second multiplication test to determine the effect of the emotion on performance. Results showed that participants improved from the first to the second tests. The effects of achievement goal and affect on performance were not significant. The interaction between achievement goal, affect, and performance was also not significant.

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Thesis is part of Honors ETD pilot project, 2008-2013. Migrated from Dspace in 2016.

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