Intentions and their limits

Perspectives in psychological science

Antje Von Suchodoletz, Anja Achtziger

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    Abstract

    This paper discusses psychological approaches to intentions and to the limits of intentions and the biological foundations of intentions. Following a minimum common argument about what intentions are, psychological aspects of intentions are reviewed. We begin with a discussion of the developmental perspective on intentions. Then, the focus turns to the discussion of the limits of intentions, followed by the presentation of strategies that can help to overcome problems of goal setting and goal striving. Finally, different aspects of intentions are addressed, for instance, intentions as results of decisions after deliberation and as processes of conscious and unconscious goal striving.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)85-92
    Number of pages8
    JournalSocial Psychology
    Volume42
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Apr 28 2011

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    Keywords

    • Action
    • Development
    • Goals
    • Intentions
    • Limits of intentions
    • Self-control

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Social Psychology
    • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
    • Sociology and Political Science
    • Psychology(all)

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    Intentions and their limits : Perspectives in psychological science. / Von Suchodoletz, Antje; Achtziger, Anja.

    In: Social Psychology, Vol. 42, No. 1, 28.04.2011, p. 85-92.

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    Von Suchodoletz, Antje ; Achtziger, Anja. / Intentions and their limits : Perspectives in psychological science. In: Social Psychology. 2011 ; Vol. 42, No. 1. pp. 85-92.
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