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The psychology of goals

Author: Gordon B Moskowitz; Heidi Grant- Halvorson
Publisher: New York : Guilford Press, ©2009.
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"This tightly edited volume brings together leading authorities to review the breadth of current knowledge about goals and their role in human behavior. Presented are basic concepts, cutting-edge theories and findings, and innovative research designs that yield new insights into how people strive toward particular ends and avoid less desired outcomes. The book provides an overview of the biological, cognitive,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Gordon B Moskowitz; Heidi Grant- Halvorson
ISBN: 9781606230299 1606230298
OCLC Number: 234434698
Description: xii, 548 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction : Four themes in the study of goals / Gordon B. Moskowitz and Heidi Grant --
What is so special (and nonspecial) about goals? A view from the cognitive perspective / Arie W. Kruglanski and Catalina Kopetz --
Goals in the context of the hierarchical model of approach : avoidance motivation / Andrew J. Elliot and Daniela Niesta --
Goal content theories : why differences in what we are striving for matter / Heidi Grant and Laura Gelety --
The neuroscience of goal pursuit : briding gaps between theory and data / Elliot T. Berkman and Matthew D. Lieberman --
The selfish goal / John A. Bargh and Julie Y. Huang --
Fantasies and motivationally intelligent goal setting / Gabriele Oettingen and Elizabeth J. Stephens --
How does our unconscious know what we want? The role of affect in goal representations / Ruud Custers --
Goal priming / Gordon B. Moskowitz and Yuichu Gesundheit --
Moments of motivation : margins of opportunity in managing the efficacy, need, and transitions of striving / James Y. Shah, Deborah Hall, and N. Ponus Leander --
Five markers of motivated behavior / Leonard L. Martin and Abraham Tesser --
Normal and pathological consequences of encountering difficulties in monitoring progress toward goals / Nira Liberman and Reuven Dar --
The compensatory nature of goal pursuit : from explicit action to implicit cognition / Gordon B. Moskowitz --
When persistence is futile : a functional analysis of action orientation and goal disengagement / Nils B. Jostmann and Sander L. Koole --
Goal implementation : the benefits and costs of if-then planning / Elizabeth J. Parks-Stamm and Peter M. Gollwitzer --
Regulatory focus : classic findings and new directions / Jens Förster and Lioba Werth --
Self-regulatory resource depletion : a model for understanding the limited nature of goal pursuit / Kathleen D. Vohs ... [et al.] --
Goals and (implicit) attitudes : a social-cognitive perspective / Melissa J. Ferguson and Shanette C. Porter --
Mystery moods : their origins and consequences / N. Pontus Leander, Sarah G. Moore, and Tanya L. Chartrand --
Regulatory fit in the goal-pursuit process / E. Tory Higgins.
Responsibility: edited by Gordon B. Moskowitz, Heidi Grant.
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Reviews the knowledge about goals and their key role in human behavior. This work presents theories and findings that shed light on the ways people select and prioritize goals; how they are pursued;  Read more...

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