About this episode

Social psychology is the scientific study of individuals in society. An immense body of work has
demonstrated that social cues, such as the facial expressions and body language of others, affect our
motivation. One line of research suggests that autonomy-supportive instructions enhance motivation.
However, this work has primarily been conducted in Western contexts and relatively little has been
established about the universality of such effects across different cultures. Dr Ritu (ri-too) Tripathi (tripah-thee) at the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore and her colleagues are working to
overcome this knowledge gap, with important theoretical and methodological implications for the
business world and beyond. More

Original Article Reference

This Audio is a summary of the paper ‘Are the Motivational Effects of Autonomy-Supportive Conditions Universal? Contrasting Results Among Indians and Americans’ published in the Sage journal Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin: DOI:10.1177/0146167218764663


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