Motives and Goals

Ayelet Fishbach, Maferima Toure-Tillery

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Your decisions and behaviors are often the result of a goal or motive you possess. This module provides an overview of the main theories and findings on goals and motivation. We address the origins, manifestations, and types of goals, and the various factors that influence motivation in goal pursuit. We further address goal conflict and, specifically, the exercise of self-control in protecting long-term goals from momentary temptations.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationIntroduction to Psychology
Subtitle of host publicationThe Full Noba Collection
EditorsRobert Biswas-Diener, Edward Diener
Place of PublicationChampaign, IL
PublisherDiener Education Fund Publishers (DEF)
Number of pages15
StatePublished - 2014

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