When individual goal pursuit turns competitive: How we sabotage and coast.

@article{Huang2019WhenIG,
  title={When individual goal pursuit turns competitive: How we sabotage and coast.},
  author={Szu-chi Huang and Stephanie C. Lin and Ying Zhang},
  journal={Journal of personality and social psychology},
  year={2019}
}
People working toward individual goals often find themselves surrounded by others who are pursuing similar goals, such as at school, in fitness classes, and through goal-oriented network devices like Fitbit. This research explores when these individual goal pursuits can turn into competitions, why it happens, and the downstream consequences of this pseudocompetition on goal pursuers. We found that people were more likely to treat their goal pursuit as a competition when they were near the end… CONTINUE READING

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