The Dynamics of Goal Revision: Updating the Discrepancy-Reducing Model of Self-Regulation

Chen Wang, University of British Columbia, Canada
Anirban Mukhopadhyay, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, China
This research examines the dynamics of goal revision by revising Carver and Scheier’s (1981) classic self-regulation model. We incorporate an additional element, a goal calibrator directed by an S-shaped response function of goal-performance discrepancy, generating updated goals for future monitoring. Four experiments investigate the specific properties of this calibrator.
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Chen Wang and Anirban Mukhopadhyay (2011) ,"The Dynamics of Goal Revision: Updating the Discrepancy-Reducing Model of Self-Regulation", in NA - Advances in Consumer Research Volume 38, eds. Darren W. Dahl, Gita V. Johar, and Stijn M.J. van Osselaer, Duluth, MN : Association for Consumer Research.