This article explores how and whether the empirical evidence pertaining to research self-efficacy beliefs and research outcome expectations can inform the training and development of scientifically minded psychologists. The competencies associated with a scientifically minded psychologist are described, and a summary and critique of the literature focused on research self-efficacy beliefs and research outcome expectations are presented. An assessment of whether these constructs are adequate for facilitating the development of scientifically minded psychologists is provided. Implications for future research directions are discussed.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Applied Psychology
- Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management