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Oettingen, Gabriele

Works: 29 works in 70 publications in 2 languages and 1,027 library holdings
Genres: Academic theses 
Roles: Author, Editor, dgs, Other, edc
Classifications: BF698.35.O57, 153.8
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Publications about Gabriele Oettingen
Publications by Gabriele Oettingen
Most widely held works by Gabriele Oettingen
Rethinking positive thinking : inside the new science of motivation by Gabriele Oettingen( Book )
13 editions published between 2014 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 555 libraries worldwide
While optimism can help us alleviate immediate suffering and persevere in challenging times, merely dreaming about the future actually makes people more frustrated over the long term and less likely to achieve their goals. Oettingen introduces a new way to visualize the future, combining our dreams with visualizing the obstacles that stand in our way, allowing us to make concrete plans, and gain energy to take action
Self-regulation in adolescence ( Book )
10 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 84 libraries worldwide
During the transition from childhood to adulthood, adolescents face a unique set of challenges that accompany increased independence and responsibility. This volume combines cutting-edge research in the field of adolescence and the field of motivation and self-regulation to shed new light on these challenges and the self-regulation tools that could most effectively address them. Leading scholars discuss general principles of the adolescent period across a wide variety of areas, including interpersonal relationships, health and achievement. Their interdisciplinary approach covers perspectives from history, anthropology and primatology, as well as numerous subdisciplines of psychology - developmental, educational, social, clinical, motivational, cognitive and neuropsychological. Self-Regulation in Adolescence stresses practical applications, making it a valuable resource not only for scholars, but also for adolescents and their family members, teachers, social workers and health professionals who seek to support them. It presents useful strategies that adolescents can adopt themselves and raises important questions for future research
Psychologie des Zukunftsdenkens : Erwartungen und Phantasien by Gabriele Oettingen( Book )
7 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in German and held by 77 libraries worldwide
The revised Control, Agency, and Means-Ends Interview (CAMI) : a multi-cultural validity assessment using mean and covariance structures (MACS) analyses by Todd D Little( Book )
2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 33 libraries worldwide
Erziehungsstil und Sozialordnung : Beobachtungen in zwei englischen Kindergärten by Gabriele Oettingen( Book )
9 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in German and Undetermined and held by 26 libraries worldwide
Rethinking positive thinking : inside the new science of motivation by Gabriele Oettingen( file )
4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 23 libraries worldwide
So often in our day-to-day lives we're inundated with advice to "think positively." From pop music to political speeches to commercials, the general message is the same: look on the bright side, be optimistic in the face of adversity, and focus on your dreams. And whether we're trying to motivate ourselves to lose weight, snag a promotion at work, or run a marathon, we're told time and time again that focusing on fulfilling our wishes will make them come true. Gabriele oettingen draws on more than twenty years of research in the science of human motivation to reveal why the conventional wisdom falls short. The obstacles that we think prevent us from realizing our deepest wishes can actually lead to their fulfillment. Starry-eyed dreaming isn't all it's cracked up to be, and as it turns out, dreamers are not often doers. Based on her groundbreaking research and large-scale scientific studies, oettingen introduces a new way to visualize the future, called mental contrasting. It combines focusing on our dreams with visualizing the obstacles that stand in our way. By experiencing our dreams in our minds and facing reality we can address our fears, make concrete plans, and gain energy to take action. Whether you are unhappy and struggling with serious problems or you just want to improve, discover, and explore new opportunities, this book will deepen your ideas about human motivation and help you boldly chart a new path ahead
Self-Regulation of Rejection Sensitivity by Mental Contrasting by Jenny Voth( file )
1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 14 libraries worldwide
Significant others and prosocial behavior: How do we know how to help? by Jennifer Thorpe( file )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 10 libraries worldwide
I.e., when projection effects ran counter to it. Hence, the effect of significant-other activation on responsive prosocial behavior is clear and well supported. Indeed, all four studies also provided support for the hypothesis that significant-other activation should enhance memory for the target person's internal states. The results are discussed in terms of insights the data offer into when prosocial behavior is likely to be most responsive to the needs and desires of the person in need
Exclusion as self-protection: The function of subtypes for ingroup members by Elizabeth J Parks-Stamm( file )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 10 libraries worldwide
Five studies examined the consequences of subtyping ingroup members for evaluations of one's group and oneself. In Study 1, the impact of subtyping high-performing or low-performing ingroup members on group evaluations was examined. Study 2 tested whether self-evaluations would be influenced by subtyping outliers as well. Given the benefits of subtyping low-performing ingroup members for the group and the benefits of subtyping high-performing ingroup members for the self, Study 3 investigated participants' subtyping selection (i.e., high-performing vs. low-performing ingroup members) when the focus of the sorting task was on self-evaluations or group evaluations. Study 4 employed an alternative manipulation of subtyping. Lastly, Study 5 examined whether the benefit of subtyping high-performing targets for the self is limited to ingroup threats. In sum, these studies suggest subtyping ingroup members can serve a self-protective function
Perceptual consequences of endogenous and exogenous attention by Barbara Montagna( file )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 10 libraries worldwide
Spatial covert attention is the selective processing of visual information at a given location in space in the absence of eye movements to that location. Covert attention can either be automatically captured by a sudden stimulus in the periphery of the visual field (exogenous or transient attention), or it can be allocated to a given location voluntarily, with conscious effort (endogenous or sustained attention). Both exogenous and endogenous attention affect early visual processing, as reflected in changes in performance in basic visual tasks: Increased contrast sensitivity and spatial resolution, and a faster rate of information processing at the attended location. These benefits in performance at attended locations are often accompanied by costs in performance at unattended locations, a trade-off revealing limits in the availability of visual processing resources and the possible role of attention in managing these resources. Moreover, attention alters the appearance of visual stimuli, which seem to be higher in contrast and more sharp when attended. The present dissertation extends our knowledge of how endogenous and exogenous attention affect both visual performance and visual appearance and of the extent to which the two types of attention differ. The first study (Chapter 1) demonstrates how exogenous and endogenous attention can differentially affect visual performance in a texture segmentation task constrained by spatial resolution. The second study (Chapter 2) demonstrates how both exogenous and endogenous attention trade off spatial acuity between attended and unattended locations of the visual field: When attention is allocated to a given location, acuity increases at that location but worsens at other locations. The third study (Chapter 3) demonstrates that exogenous attention can affect temporal aspects of visual experience: It alters the apparent rate of flicker
Promoting Agreement: Self-Regulation of Goal Setting and Goal Striving in Negotiation by Dan Kirk( file )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 9 libraries worldwide
People in negotiation often wish to agree but fail to find common ground. Across four studies we examine how the self-regulation of goal setting and goal striving may promote agreement in simple and complex bargaining scenarios. Studies 1 and 2 focus on a one-issue, non-iterative scenario - ultimatum bargaining - and test the hypotheses that entering an ultimatum with specific goals and plans (i.e., implementation intentions) will lead to increased acceptances of ultimatums that are unfair but more profitable than rejection. Across these two studies we found that goal intentions aimed at impulse control, and goal intentions supported with implementation intentions (if-then plans), significantly increased the chance of acceptance, compared with neutral goal intentions and plans. Studies 3 and 4 focus on a multi-issue, iterative scenario -- integrative bargaining -- and test the hypotheses that the self-regulatory strategies of mental contrasting, and mental contrasting with implementation intentions, promote integrative agreement through logrolling. In Study 3 we found that dyads that mentally contrasted a successful future agreement with the reality of bargaining reached higher joint-value agreements than dyads that elaborated only on successful future agreement, or on the reality of bargaining, respectively. In Study 4 we found that dyads that mentally contrasted and formed implementation intentions for the negotiation reached higher joint-value agreements and reported expending less effort than dyads that only mentally contrasted, or formed if-then plans. Implications of these findings for self-regulation and negotiation research are discussed, as well as limitations of the current work, and how they might inform future research
Self-regulatory thought in goal-setting: Perceptual and cognitive processes by Christie L. K Kawada( file )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 9 libraries worldwide
Past research by Oettingen (Oettingen, Pak, & Schnetter, 2001) has found that the ways in which people think about the desired future and present reality affect goal commitment. It has been demonstrated that those who mentally contrast the desired future with negative reality show levels of commitment that are based on expectancy levels. When expectations are high, goal commitment is high, and when expectations are low, commitment is low. In contrast, those who indulge in the desired future, or who dwell in negative reality, show moderate levels of goal commitment that are not based on expectations. Based on Oettingen's fantasy realization theory, the present research investigates whether these observed effects can be explained through (1) a nonconscious accessibility mechanism, (2) an implicit link in memory between the desired future and negative reality, and (3) a conscious perceptual mechanism
The Effects of Idealizing Versus Questioning a Desired Future on Information Preference by Heather Barry Kappes( file )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 9 libraries worldwide
When pursuing set goals or intentions, people prefer to acquire information about the pros rather than the cons of their goal pursuit. Little is known about information preferences at earlier stages, when people are not yet serious about pursuing a possible future. In the present four studies, positive fantasies that depicted an idealized desired future--compared to fantasies that questioned whether the future would be so ideal--predicted or created a preference for pros over cons, just like set goals or intentions have been shown to do. Positive fantasies affected the preference for pros versus cons more strongly when people were not serious about pursuing an imagined future or had just foregone an opportunity to do so. Induced fantasies only affected information preference when people fantasized about a desired (rather than an undesired) future, suggesting that the effects of positive fantasies on information preference stem from a desire to maintain particularly pleasant imagery. Results point out that before people are engaged in serious pursuit of a possible future, positive fantasies spur the selective acquisition of pro rather than con information, which may lead to poor decisions even if the acquired information is carefully deliberated on later
Deutschland Ost und Deutschland West ( Book )
2 editions published in 1993 in German and Undetermined and held by 7 libraries worldwide
Separable brain systems supporting cued versus self-initiated realization of delayed intentions by Sam J Gilbert( file )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
Goal Pursuit in the Context of Culture ( file )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
If-then plans benefit delay of gratification performance in children with and without ADHD by Caterina Gawrilow( file )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
The question-behavior effect from an action control perspective ( file )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
Mental contrasting promotes integrative bargaining by Daniel Kirk( file )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
Strategies of intention formation are reflected in continuous MEG activity by Anja Achtziger( file )
2 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
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Gabriele Oettingen German non-fiction writer, university teacher and psychologist
Gabriele zu Oettingen-Spielberg
Gabriele zu Oettingen-Spielberg Duits non-fictieschrijfster
Oettingen, Gabriele 1953-
Oettingen, Gabriele Elisabeth Aloisia Notgera zu 1953-
Oettingen-Spielberg, Gabriele Elisabeth Aloisia Notgera zu 1953-
Oettingen-Spielberg, Gabriele zu 1953-
Spielberg, Gabriele Elisabeth Aloisia Notgera zu Oettingen- 1953-
Spielberg, Gabriele zu Oettingen- 1953-
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