Mental contrasting and transfer of energization.

@article{Sevincer2014MentalCA,
  title={Mental contrasting and transfer of energization.},
  author={A. Timur Sevincer and P Daniel Busatta and Gabriele Oettingen},
  journal={Personality & social psychology bulletin},
  year={2014},
  volume={40 2},
  pages={139-52}
}
Mental contrasting a desired future with present reality is a self-regulation strategy that fosters energization in line with a person's expectations of successfully attaining the desired future. We investigated whether physiological energization (measured by systolic blood pressure) elicited by mental contrasting a desired future of solving a given task transfers to effort in an unrelated task. As predicted, mental contrasting a desired future of excelling in an intelligence test (Study 1) and… CONTINUE READING
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