Emotions and Goal Pursuit

Goal pursuit is an emotion-laden eandeavor. We cheer at successes and frown at setbacks in our pursuits.

We study how emotions and affects affect the way we approach goal pursuit, resolve goal conflicts, and interact with social others’ goal pursuit.

Sample questions we try to answer are:

1. What emotional states favor long-term goal pursuit?
2. How do social emotions such as gratitude facilitate the flow of goals among individuals?

Image by Micheile Henderson
Interpersonal Influence in Goal Pursuit
Temporal Context of Goal Pursuit
Emotions and Goal Pursuit
Temptations, Goal Conflicts and Self-Control Strategies
Goal Pursuit and Society
Social Cognition, Motivational Processes, and Creativity