Opportunistic Planning: Being Reminded of Pending Goals

  title={Opportunistic Planning: Being Reminded of Pending Goals},
  author={Andrea L. Patalano and Colleen M. Seifert},
  journal={Cognitive Psychology},
Pending goals are intentions that are postponed by a planner because they do not fit into the current, ongoing activity. Recognizing later opportunities to achieve pending goals is an important cognitive ability because it allows one to defer work on a goal until one is in a better position to achieve it. This research focuses on when and how pending goals are recognized in everyday planning situations and offers a predictive encoding model of goal representation. Experiment 1 provides evidence… 

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