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Frontal Electroencephalogram Alpha Asymmetry Relates to Implicit Achievement Motives: A Pilot Study

Authors: Barbara C. N. Müller; Anton K. G. Marx; Markus Paulus; Jörg Meinhardt;

Frontal Electroencephalogram Alpha Asymmetry Relates to Implicit Achievement Motives: A Pilot Study

Abstract

The achievement motive is one of the core motives of human behavior and can be divided into two motives: an approach motive (i.e., hope for success [HS]), and an avoidance motive (i.e., fear of failure [FF]). Research has demonstrated that frontal electroencephalogram (EEG) asymmetry in the alpha frequency band is an important marker for differences in motivational processes. The present study investigated the relationship between resting state alpha asymmetry and the achievement motive. Resting state EEG was recorded, and implicit and explicit achievement motives, divided in HS and FF, assessed. Alpha activation asymmetries were calculated by subtracting the average left ln power from the average right ln power at frontal sites and at parietal sites as control position. Our results suggest a positive relationship between stronger left-sided activation and higher implicit HS scores; no other significant correlations where found. Possible explanations for these findings are discussed.

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Microsoft Academic Graph classification: Alpha asymmetry Resting state fMRI medicine.diagnostic_test Alpha (ethology) Electroencephalography Correlation Fear of failure medicine Achievement motive Psychology Alpha frequency band Cognitive psychology

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Cognitive Neuroscience, Experimental and Cognitive Psychology, Communication and Media, Education, Developmental and Educational Psychology

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