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Achievement goals, study strategies, and exam performance: A mediational analysis.
Two studies examined achievement goals as predictors of self-reported cognitive/ metacognitive and motivational study strategies and tested these study strategies as mediators of the relationshipExpand
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What (and Why) is Positive Psychology?
Positive psychology is the study of the conditions and processes that contribute to the flourishing or optimal functioning of people, groups, and institutions. In this brief introduction, the authorsExpand
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What do you do when things go right? The intrapersonal and interpersonal benefits of sharing positive events.
Four studies examined the intrapersonal and interpersonal consequences of seeking out others when good things happen (i.e., capitalization). Two studies showed that communicating personal positiveExpand
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Daily Well-Being: The Role of Autonomy, Competence, and Relatedness
Emotional well-being is most typically studied in trait or trait-like terms, yet a growing literature indicates that daily (within-person) fluctuations in emotional well-being may be equallyExpand
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Approach and avoidance social motives and goals.
  • S. Gable
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Journal of personality
  • 1 February 2006
It was predicted that approach social motives and goals would be linked to outcomes characterized by the presence of positive social features, and avoidance social motives and goals would be linkedExpand
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Perceptions of Classroom Environment, Achievement Goals, and Achievement Outcomes.
Two studies examined the relationship between undergraduates' perceptions of their classroom environment, their adoption of achievement goals for the course, and their graded performance andExpand
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Behavioral activation and inhibition in everyday life.
Joint effects of daily events and dispositional sensitivities to cues of reward and punishment on daily positive affect (PA) and negative affect (NA) were examined in 3 diary studies. Study 1 showedExpand
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Will you be there for me when things go right? Supportive responses to positive event disclosures.
Close relationship partners often share successes and triumphs with one another, but this experience is rarely the focus of empirical study. In this study, 79 dating couples completed measures ofExpand
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Approach and Avoidance Motivation in the Social Domain
This research put Gable’s (in press) hierarchical model of approach-avoidance social motivation to empirical test using newly developed measures of friendship-approach and avoidance goals. TheExpand
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Beyond reciprocity: gratitude and relationships in everyday life.
The emotion of gratitude is thought to have social effects, but empirical studies of such effects have focused largely on the repaying of kind gestures. The current research focused on the relationalExpand
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