Is behavior motivated? And if so, can it be motivated by the anticipation of future events? What role does cognition play in such motivational processes? And, further, what role does motivation play in ongoing cognitive activity? Questions such as these provide the foundation for this book, originally published in 1989. More specifically, the chapters in this book address the question of the utility of goals concepts in studying motivation and social cognition.
Table of Contents
1. Lawrence A. Pervin Goal Concepts in Personality and Social Psychology: A Historical Perspective 2. Albert Bandura Self-Regulation of Motivation and Action Through Internal Standards and Goal Systems 3. Robert A. Emmons The Personal Striving Approach to Personality 4. Nancy Cantor and Christopher A. Langston Ups and Downs of Life Tasks in a Life Transition 5. Rex A. Wright and Jack W. Brehm Energization and Goal Attractiveness 6. Hazel Markus and Ann Ruvolo Possible Selves: Personalized Representations of Goals 7. Barry R. Schlenker and Michael F. Weigold Goals and the Self-Identification Process: Constructing Desired Identities 8. Thomas W. Lee, Edwin A. Locke and Gary P. Latham Goal Setting Theory and Job Performance 9. Donald R. Peterson Interpersonal Goal Conflict 10. Jerzy Trzebinski The Role of Goal Categories in the Representation of Social Knowledge 11. Stephen John Read and Lynn Carol Miller Inter-Personalism: Toward a Goal-Based Theory of Persons in Relationships 12. Lawrence A. Pervin Goal Concepts: Themes, Issues, and Questions. Author Index. Subject Index.