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Contrasting Goal-Striving Models With Economic Models of Choice and Time on Task

Poster Session II - Board: II- 101
Thursday, May 27, 2010, 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
APS Exhibit Hall

Anastasia L. Milakovic
Ohio University

Justin M. Weinhardt
Ohio University

Jeff B. Vancouver
Ohio University

Insick Moon
Ohio University

Brian Goren
Ohio University

The study examined the influence of goals on performance and motivation in a dynamic task with varying levels of difficulty. Results indicate that commitment to the sub-goals of the task led to in greater persistence on more difficult goals, but it also led to non-optimal performance overall.

Subject Area: Cognitive
Keywords: Judgment and Decision Making

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