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dc.contributor.advisorLibby, Lisa
dc.creatorFinnarn, Alex
dc.description.abstractPrevious research suggests a link between visual perspective and goal-related behavior. The third-person perspective has been shown to facilitate goal pursuit after imagining a goal-related success, while the first-person perspective has been shown to facilitate goal pursuit after imagining a goal-related failure. The present study investigates whether these findings result from a change in perceived levels of commitment and progress toward a goal. Participants imagined a goal-related success or failure from a specified visual perspective (own first-person vs. observer's third-person), and then completed a series of goal pursuit measurements. Results suggest that imagining a failure while using the first-person perspective facilitates goal pursuit, as compared to an imagined success from the first-person perspective, because of a perceived lack of progress toward the goal. No clear results emerged between imagining a success or failure while using the third-person perspective. Implications for future research are discussed.en
dc.publisherThe Ohio State Universityen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesThe Ohio State University. Department of Psychology Honors Theses; 2009en
dc.subjectimagery perspectiveen
dc.subjectmotivation and goal pursuiten
dc.titleA Look Into Goal Pursuit Moderated By Imagery Perspectiveen
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