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Goal Pursuit, Relationship Influences

  • By: Gráinne M. Fitzsimons
  • In: Encyclopedia of Human Relationships
  • Edited by: Harry T. Reis & Susan Sprecher
  • Subject:Interpersonal Relationships, Group Processes/Dynamics, Close Relationships

Goal pursuit (also called goals, motivation, self-regulation) is a common part of the everyday experience. People place great importance on their personal aims, whether they be career goals (e.g., finish a project by noon, impress a new client), health ...

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