Turning hope thoughts into goal-directed behavior

  • Oettingen G
  • Gollwitzer P
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Abstract

The present authors comment that a large amount of research supports the theory on hope by C. R. Snyder (2000, and see record 2003-01827-001). They briefly discuss agency-related hope thoughts and the setting of binding goals, pathways-related hope thoughts and goal striving, and implications for psychotherapy. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved)

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  • G. Oettingen

  • P. M. Gollwitzer

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