The Experience of Emotions During Goal Pursuit
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This chapter describes a viewpoint on the origins of emotions in the context of goal-directed behavior. This viewpoint treats emotions as part of a systematic network of influences on behavior, embedding the goal concept in a model of self-regulating systems. The systems regulate actions with respect to diverse kinds of goals (eg, values, plans, strategies, intentions—even whims), so that life's many incentives are successfully approached and threats avoided.
International Handbook of Emotions in Education, Edited by Reinhard Pekrun, Lisa Linnenbrink-Garcia, 56-72.