Emotional responses to goal attainment: strength of regulatory focus as moderator.

@article{Higgins1997EmotionalRT,
  title={Emotional responses to goal attainment: strength of regulatory focus as moderator.},
  author={Edward Tory Higgins and Julie Shah and Ronald Seth Friedman},
  journal={Journal of personality and social psychology},
  year={1997},
  volume={72 3},
  pages={
          515-25
        }
}
Goals with a promotion focus versus a prevention focus are distinguished. Chronic ideal goals (hopes and aspirations) have a promotion focus, whereas ought goals (duties and responsibilities) have a prevention focus. The hypothesis that emotional responses to goal attainment vary as a function of promotion versus prevention goal strength (conceptualized as goal accessibility) was tested in correlational studies relating chronic goal attainment (self-congruencies or self-discrepancies) to… CONTINUE READING

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