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Motivated Thinking

  • By: Daniel C. Molden & E. Tory Higgins
  • In: Encyclopedia of the Mind
  • Edited by: Harold Pashler
  • Subject:Linguistics (general), Cognitive Psychology (general)

Once controversial, the notion that people's motivations can influence their thoughts now features prominently within many areas of psychology and plays an important role in current research on memory, reasoning, decision making, and perception. The effects of motivation on cognition ...