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The psychology of goals

Author: Gordon B Moskowitz; Heidi Grant
Publisher: New York : Guilford Press, ©2009.
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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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Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gordon B Moskowitz; Heidi Grant
ISBN: 9781606230299 1606230298
OCLC Number: 804232485
Description: xii, 548 p. : il. ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: Four Themes in the Study of Goals, Gordon B. Moskowitz and Heidi GrantI. What (and Where) Are Goals?1. What Is So Special (and Nonspecial) about Goals?: A View from the Cognitive Perspective, Arie W. Kruglanski and Catalina Kopetz2. Goals in the Context of the Hierarchical Model of Approach-Avoidance Motivation, Andrew J. Elliot and Daniela Niesta3. Goal-Content Theories: Why Differences in What We Are Striving for Matter, Heidi Grant and Laura Gelety 4. The Neuroscience of Goal Pursuit: Bridging Gaps between Theory and Data, Elliot T. Berkman and Matthew D. Lieberman5. The Selfish Goal, John A. Bargh and Julie Y. HuangII. How Are Goals Selected?6. Fantasies and Motivationally Intelligent Goal Setting, Gabriele Oettingen and Elizabeth J. Stephens7. How Does Our Unconscious Know What We Want?: The Role of Affect in Goal Representations, Ruud Custers8. Goal Priming, Gordon B. Moskowitz and Yuichu Gesundheit9. Moments of Motivation: Margins of Opportunity in Managing the Efficacy, Need, and Transitions of Striving, James Y. Shah, Deborah Hall, and N. Pontus LeanderIII. How Are Goals Pursued?10. Five Markers of Motivated Behavior, Leonard L. Martin and Abraham Tesser11. Normal and Pathological Consequences of Encountering Difficulties in Monitoring Progress toward Goals, Nira Liberman and Reuven Dar12. The Compensatory Nature of Goal Pursuit: From Explicit Action to Implicit Cognition, Gordon B. Moskowitz13. When Persistence Is Futile: A Functional Analysis of Action Orientation and Goal Disengagement, Nils B. Jostmann and Sander L. Koole14. Goal Implementation: The Benefits and Costs of If-Then Planning, Elizabeth J. Parks-Stamm and Peter M. Gollwitzer15. Regulatory Focus: Classic Findings and New Directions, Jens Foerster and Lioba Werth IV. Consequences of Goal Pursuit16. Self-Regulatory Resource Depletion: A Model for Understanding the Limited Nature of Goal Pursuit, Kathleen D. Vohs, Andrew M. Kaikati, Peter Kerkhof, and Brandon J. Schmeichel17. Goals and (Implicit) Attitudes: A Social-Cognitive Perspective, Melissa J. Ferguson and Shanette C. Porter18. Mystery Moods: Their Origins and Consequences, N. Pontus Leander, Sarah G. Moore, and Tanya L. Chartrand19. Regulatory Fit in the Goal-Pursuit Process, E. Tory Higgins
Responsibility: edited by Gordon B. Moskowitz, Heidi Grant.


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