Performance-approach goals deplete working memory and impair cognitive performance.

  title={Performance-approach goals deplete working memory and impair cognitive performance.},
  author={Marie Crouzevialle and Fabrizio Butera},
  journal={Journal of experimental psychology. General},
  volume={142 3},
Although longitudinal studies have consistently shown the positive impact of performance-approach goals (i.e., the desire to demonstrate one's abilities and outperform others) on academic success, they might allow some strategic behaviors such as cheating and surface studying, leaving open the question of the sheer impact of performance-approach goals on cognitive performance. We argued that the pressure to outperform others might generate outcome concerns and thus deplete working memory… CONTINUE READING
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