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Succeed How We Can Reach Our Goals

ISBN-10: 0452297710
ISBN-13: 9780452297715
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List price: $16.00
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 12/27/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 280
Size: 5.27" wide x 8.00" long x 0.68" tall
Weight: 0.726
Language: English

"Strategies people can utilize to help themselves achieve success." -CareerBuilder Do you ever wonder why Asian students are able to achieve so much more than their American counterparts? Even very smart, very accomplished people are very bad at understanding why they succeed or fail. In Succeed, award-winning social psychologist Heidi Grant Halvorson offers counterintuitive insights, illuminating stories, and science-based information that can help anyone: • Set a goal to pursue evenin the face of adversity • Build willpower, which can be strengthened like a muscle • Avoid the kind of positive thinking that makes people fail Whether you want to motivate your kids, your employees, or just yourself, Succeedunlocks the secrets of achievement, and shows you how to create new possibilities in every area of your life.

Gordon B. Moskowitz, PhD, is a social psychologist and Associate Professor of Psychology at Lehigh University. His research examines the relationship between social cognition and goals, with particular emphasis on the implicit nature of each. Person perception, social judgment, stereotyping, and stereotype control are typically used as the content areas in which these issues are explored. Dr. Moskowitz has received funding from the German Science Foundation and the National Science Foundation to support this research. He is currently investigating the implicit nature of control and self-regulation, with a focus on creativity goals and egalitarian goals and the impact of each on controlling stereotyping. nbsp; Heidi Grant, PhD, is a social psychologist and Assistant Professor of Psychology at Lehigh University. Her primary interest lies in understanding individual responses to setbacks and challenges, and how these responses are shaped by the types of goals pursued. Dr. Grant’s research, funded by the National Science Foundation, has explored how goal content impacts self-regulation, achievement, person perception, persuasion, and well-being. She is currently investigating the impact of goal difficulty and obstacles to the pursuit of achievement goals, and the development of a successful classroom learning goal intervention.

Andrew J. Elliot, PhD, is Professor of Psychology at the University of Rochester, and is currently an associate editor of thePersonality and Social Psychology Bulletinand a section editor ofSocial and Personality Psychology Compass.Dr. Elliot has published approximately 100 scholarly works, has received research grants from public and private agencies, and has been awarded four different early- and mid-career awards for his research contributions. His research areas include achievement and affiliation motivation; approach-avoidance motivation; personal goals; subjective well-being; and parental, teacher, and cultural influences on motivation and self-regulation. nbsp; Carol S. Dweck, PhD, is the Lewis and Virginia Eaton Professor of Psychology at Stanford University, and has published significant work in the area of achievement motivation since the early 1970s. Dr. Dweck is one of the first researchers linking attributions to patterns of achievement motivation, an originator of achievement goal theory, and a pioneer in the area of self-theories of motivation. Her recent books includeSelf-Theories: Their Role in Motivation, Personality, and Development;Motivation and Self-Regulation across the Lifespan(coedited with Jutta Heckhausen); andMindset: The New Psychology of Success. Her research is extensively cited in social, developmental, personality, and educational psychology.

Foreword
Introduction
Get Ready
Do You Know Where You Are Going?
Do You Know Where Your Goals Come From?
Get Set
The Goals That Keep You Moving Forward
Goals for Optimists and Goals for Pessimists
Goals Can Make You Happy
The Right Goal for You
The Right Goals for Them
Go
Conquer the Goal Saboteurs
Make a Simple Plan
Build the Self-Control Muscle
Keep It Real
Know When to Hang On
Give the Right Feedback
Epilogue
Bonus
Nine Things Successful People Do Differently Goal Troubleshooter
Acknowledgments
Notes
Index

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