Respond to your colleagues’ postings in one or more of the following ways:

  • Ask a probing question.
  • Share an insight from having read your colleague’s posting.
  • Offer and support an opinion.
  • Validate an idea with your own experience.
  • Make a suggestion.
  • Expand on your colleague’s posting.

Post 1: (50-100 words)

A brief description of a recent goal you set for yourself. describe two factors which influenced your decision to set the goal.

A goal that I recently set for myself is to go to the gym five days a week and do cardio for twenty minutes. I go to the gym very often but I am not consistent, which means I am not seeing the result I would like to see. There were several factors when setting my goal, the gym makes me better and the physical and mental benefits of working out. After I work out it makes me feel really good and accomplished. Working out has so many benefits to your physical and mental health.

elaborate on the motivational factors within your example and how these may influence controlled vs. automatic processes in pursuit of that goal.

My motivational factors are to build confidence and set small goals. Controlled processes are performed slowly and have high motivation. (Fiske, Gilbert, & Lindzey, 2010) An example of a controlled process is when performing the exercise which take cognition and focus.(Fiske, Gilbert, & Lindzey, 2010) Automatic processes is performed with very little thought, it is quick and easy. (Fiske, Gilbert, & Lindzey, 2010) An example of automatic process is when I am driving to the gym and doing cardio.

Finally, explain three ways goal setting differs from goal striving.

Goal setting is taking that goal you want to accomplish and actually setting it so it gets accomplished. (Fiske, Gilbert, & Lindzey, 2010) Goal striving is the road taken to get to the goal.(Fiske, Gilbert, & Lindzey, 2010) Goals are often set by other people but they are carried out by a person who is goal striving. (Fiske, Gilbert, & Lindzey, 2010) So goal striving is dependent on the set.

Fiske, Susan T., Daniel Gilbert, Gardner Lindzey. (2010). Handbook of Social Psychology, Volume One, 5th Edition. John Wiley & Sons P&T. VitalBook file.

Give a brief description of a recent goal and describe two factors which influenced your decision to set the goal
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