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Personal Goals
Personal goals

If you care enough about a result, you will almost certainly attain it.

William James

Personal goals have two basic properties: they represent the consequences to be achieved (or avoided), and they direct the other components of the person to try to produce those consequences (or prevent them from occurring). These are the content and process aspects of personal goals. Table 4.1 provides an overview of the major concepts used in MST to describe the content of people's goals and the methods or styles they use to conceptualize goals at both the behavior episode and BES levels of analysis.

TABLE 4.1 Overview of MST Goal Concepts
Goal Content

In MST the term goal content is used to describe the desired or undesired consequence represented by a particular ...

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