Metacognitive processes in the self-regulation of goal pursuit

Anja Achtziger, Sarah E. Martiny, Gabriele Oettingen, Peter M. Gollwitzer

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It is Thursday morning; you are a professional soccer player whose team lost the seminal of the World Cup last night. You are frustrated and depressed because of the poor performance of your team. However, in a few days you and your team will compete for third place and your team has set itself the goal to succeed in this nal match. How will you manage to commit strongly to the goal to perform well in this last match? How will you get yourself to train intensively, focused on the upcoming challenge, rather than to avoid the soccer eld, ruminating about your recent loss?.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSocial Metacognition
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages20
ISBN (Electronic)9781135234102
ISBN (Print)9781848728844
StatePublished - Jan 1 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Psychology


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