Goal contagion: perceiving is for pursuing.

@article{Aarts2004GoalCP,
  title={Goal contagion: perceiving is for pursuing.},
  author={Henk Aarts and Peter M. Gollwitzer and Ran Hassin},
  journal={Journal of personality and social psychology},
  year={2004},
  volume={87 1},
  pages={
          23-37
        }
}
Six studies examined the goal contagion hypothesis, which claims that individuals may automatically adopt and pursue a goal that is implied by another person's behavior. Participants were briefly exposed to behavioral information implying a specific goal and were then given the opportunity to act on the goal in a different way and context. Studies 1-3 established the goal contagion phenomenon by showing that the behavioral consequences of goal contagion possess features of goal directedness: (a… 

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