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  • By: Timothy Schroeder
  • In: Encyclopedia of the Mind
  • Edited by: Harold Pashler
  • Subject:Linguistics (general), Cognitive Psychology (general)

Desiring is a state of mind. Known also as wanting and wishing, this state of mind is one that is a normal cause of coordinated actions, feelings, and thought processes. For example, a desire that one's father be healthy is a ...