Understanding Motivation and Emotion

Psychology

Quiz 8 :

Goal Setting and Goal Striving

Quiz 8 :

Goal Setting and Goal Striving

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When the person pursues a goal that is wholeheartedly accepted, embraced, and owned by the self vs.forced to pursue an uninteresting or not-valued goal is an issue of:
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TOTE unit-Test, Operate, Test, Exit-is a cognitive mechanism that explains how ____energize and direct motivated action.
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A goal is:
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____is a "messy construct" that functions as an umbrella construct to unite together beliefs, expectations, goals, plans, mindsets, values, and self-concept.
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The motivational spring to action that results when a person's present state falls short of their hoped-for ideal is referred to as a(n):
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Corrective motivation is an improvement over the concept of a plan because it:
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In the pursuit of a goal, a person experiences positive emotions and feelings when the:
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Discrepancy reduction corresponds to _____-based motivation; discrepancy creation corresponds to _____-based motivation.
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The cognitive mechanism by which plans energize and direct behavior is the:
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When one's current GPA is several points lower than the GPA one had wished for at the beginning of the school year, what sort of motivational construct comes into existence?
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People with specific goals outperform people with vague goals. This is because specific goals:
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___refer to how clearly a goal informs the performer precisely what he or she is to do.
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A ___theory of motivation focuses on mental processes as "springs to action" that energize and direct behavior in purposive ways.
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A ___is a future-focused cognitive representation of a desired end state that guides behavior.
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Without ____, goals can be emotionally unimportant and uninvolving.
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If four people were performing sit-ups, goal-setting theory predicts that the person who would perform the most sit-ups would be the person with _goal.
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Which of the following is not a way in which goal-setting improves performance? Goal-setting:
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Specific, difficult, and concordant goals enhance performance, but an additional variable that is crucial to allow goals to translate into effective performance is:
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_________revolve(s) around a flexible decision-making process in which the individual considers many different ways to reduce incongruities between a present state and an ideal state.
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People with difficult goals outperform people with easy goals. This is so because people with difficult goals show greater:
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