Implementation Intentions and Disengagement from a Failing Course of Action

  title={Implementation Intentions and Disengagement from a Failing Course of Action},
  author={Marlone D. Henderson and Peter M. Gollwitzer and Gabriele Oettingen},
We explored the consequences of forming implementation intentions that call for action (adjustment of chosen course of action) versus reflection (assessment of the appropriateness of chosen course of action) in situations that activate people’s tendency to remain committed to failing courses of action. In Study 1, when negative experiences preceded failure, action and reflection implementation intention participants showed higher rates of disengagement than mere goal intention and no intention… CONTINUE READING


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