In search of the organismic valuing process: the human tendency to move towards beneficial goal choices.

@article{Sheldon2003InSO,
  title={In search of the organismic valuing process: the human tendency to move towards beneficial goal choices.},
  author={Kennon M Sheldon and Jamie Arndt and Linda Houser-Marko},
  journal={Journal of personality},
  year={2003},
  volume={71 5},
  pages={835-69}
}
We attempted to test Rogers' concept of the organismic valuing process (OVP) by assessing changes in peoples' goal choices over time. When changes occur, are they more or less random, or do people tend to move towards goals that are more likely to be beneficial, both for themselves and others? "Beneficial" goals were defined as goals typically associated with subjective well-being (SWB) and with prosocial behavior--specifically, we focused on the distinction between intrinsic and extrinsic goal… CONTINUE READING

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