Goals

Publication Title: 
British Journal of Psychology (London, England: 1953)

The aim of the present studies was to generate implicit theories of a desire for fame among the general population. In Study 1, we were able to develop a nine-factor analytic model of conceptions of the desire to be famous that initially comprised nine separate factors; ambition, meaning derived through comparison with others, psychologically vulnerable, attention seeking, conceitedness, social access, altruistic, positive affect, and glamour.

Author(s): 
Maltby, John
Day, Liz
Giles, David
Gillett, Raphael
Quick, Marianne
Langcaster-James, Honey
Linley, P. Alex
Publication Title: 
British Journal of Psychology (London, England: 1953)

Human infants as young as 14 to 18 months of age help others attain their goals, for example, by helping them to fetch out-of-reach objects or opening cabinets for them. They do this irrespective of any reward from adults (indeed external rewards undermine the tendency), and very likely with no concern for such things as reciprocation and reputation, which serve to maintain altruism in older children and adults. Humans' nearest primate relatives, chimpanzees, also help others instrumentally without concrete rewards.

Author(s): 
Warneken, Felix
Tomasello, Michael
Publication Title: 
Clinical Rehabilitation

OBJECTIVE: To identify subjective importance, attainability and success of life goals and their predictive value for subjective well-being in patients with acquired brain injury. DESIGN: Cross-sectional, descriptive. SETTING: Two inpatient neurological rehabilitation centres. PARTICIPANTS: Patients with non-progressive neurological disorders. INTERVENTIONS: Survey using questionnaires. MEASURES: Life goal characteristics were assessed using a life goal questionnaire (GOALS).

Author(s): 
Conrad, Nico
Doering, Bettina K.
Rief, Winfried
Exner, Cornelia
Publication Title: 
European Journal of Dental Education: Official Journal of the Association for Dental Education in Europe

AIM: To study the students' satisfaction with the week-long summer programme and the importance of common influencing factors (IFs) for choosing dentistry as their career. METHODS: Anonymous questionnaire was given to all 214 participants in July of 2011 and 2012. Demographic information including gender, age and education level was collected. The students were asked about their satisfaction with the programme with separate ratings for learning experiences, including hands-on workshops (HOW); clinic observations (CO); problem-based learning tutorials (PBL); and lectures (L).

Author(s): 
Suen, R. P. C.
Lai, S. M. L.
Bridges, S.
Chu, C. H.
Publication Title: 
The American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis
Author(s): 
Stanton, H. E.
Publication Title: 
The American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis
Author(s): 
Stanton, H. E.
Publication Title: 
The International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis
Author(s): 
Gruenewald, D.
Publication Title: 
The American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis
Author(s): 
Beahrs, J. O.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Personality and Social Psychology

We conducted an initial screening session in which hypnosis was presented as a "test of imagination" and administered with other imagination measures. In a second session, we instructed high- and low-hypnotizable subjects to imagine along with suggestions but to resist responding to motoric suggestions. Subjects received either instructions to use goal-directed fantasies (GDFs) or no facilitative instructions. Sizable individual difference effects were secured.

Author(s): 
Lynn, S. J.
Snodgrass, M.
Rhue, J. W.
Hardaway, R.
Publication Title: 
Clinical Pediatrics

Some 5 to 7 million children in the United States suffer from primary nocturnal enuresis (PNE). Although the majority of parents do not seek medical evaluation and treatment for their children with PNE, physicians usually prescribe pharmacotherapy for this condition. Several nonpharmacologic treatment modalities also are available, including bladder-stretching exercises, behavioral therapy, hypnotherapy, and elimination diets. Motivational counseling, another technique, should be a component of all PNE treatment programs.

Author(s): 
Miller, K.

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