When the going gets tough, the differentiated keep going: cybernetic self-determination, daily obstacles, and persistent goal pursuit.

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Cybernetic theories of self-regulation contend that an individual's goal system may work best to the extent it is differentiated. The present investigation pioneered an assessment of goal differentiation in relation to an important feature of goals--intrinsic motivation--and quantified the extent to which intrinsic motivation systematically increased from… (More)
DOI: 10.1080/00223980.2013.837022

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@article{Moeller2015WhenTG, title={When the going gets tough, the differentiated keep going: cybernetic self-determination, daily obstacles, and persistent goal pursuit.}, author={Sara K Moeller and Wendy Troop-Gordon and Michael D. Robinson}, journal={The Journal of psychology}, year={2015}, volume={149 5}, pages={427-42} }