Integrating cognitive and motivational factors in depression: initial tests of a goal-orientation approach.

@article{Dykman1998IntegratingCA,
  title={Integrating cognitive and motivational factors in depression: initial tests of a goal-orientation approach.},
  author={Benjamin M. Dykman},
  journal={Journal of personality and social psychology},
  year={1998},
  volume={74 1},
  pages={139-58}
}
Attempts to predict depression from a strictly cognitive perspective have met with limited success. A goal-orientation model is proposed that integrates motivational and cognitive factors in attempting to explain and predict depression. The model proposes that people differ in their goal orientation, with some people being more validation seeking (VS) and others being more growth seeking (GS). The model predicts that compared with GS persons, VS persons will show greater anxiety in anticipation… CONTINUE READING
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