When I did a Master of Science program in Sport Pedagogy, I was exposed to all sorts of interesting literature outside of veterinary medicine. One of the articles was about athletes’ choice of where they decided to go to university. I was struck by the simplicity of the methods but also how elegant they were.
I have a hard time understanding people who have no motivation to do anything meaningful. I understand lacking motivation sometimes. I have an email in my inbox right now about a research paper I’ve been working on for years. One of my collaborators reviewed it and suggested a ton of (very constructive) changes. But now
If you’re an undergrad interested in vet school, or a vet student interested in post-graduate education, research may be an important part of your educational experience. Sadly, I would say about 50% of students with whom I talk indicate they had a terrible experience with research. Not just a not-positive experience, an actively bad experience.
I spent a tremendous amount of time preparing for my interview for a department chair position at a small private not-for-profit university. My talk was about the psychology of motivation, as I believe that is a core principle to understand when leading people. I focused on Self-Determination Theory, which states that people are internally motivated