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Psychology of Thinking About the Future - (Hardcover)

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Psychologists, neuroscientists, and scholars working in history and economics in North America, Europe, Israel, and Australia present 27 chapters that examine the psychology of how people think about the future and how this thinking influences behavior, individuals, their surroundings, and the world. They discuss how thinking about the future can be approached from the perspectives of history, comparative psychology, and neurocognition; imagery and the exploratory aspects of thinking about the future in childhood and in terms of decision making, the effects of counterfactual thinking, and the role of positive fantasies about desired future events; beliefs and judgments and the predictive aspects of thinking about the future, including types of expectations, the importance of future-thinking for mental health, optimism and pessimism, decision making, and how future-thinking and perspectives on time change during adulthood; and goals and plans and the focusing aspects of thinking about the future, with discussion of the role of different mindsets, long-range thinking, activating goals in organizational and industrial settings, regulatory mode theory, regulatory focus theory, how people evaluate future performance situations, how people anticipate unethical temptations and plan to resist them, the intention-behavior gap, prospective memory, and the planning fallacy. Annotation ©2018 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
Number of Pages: 554 p. ;
Genre: Psychology
Sub-Genre: Developmental, Social Psychology, Cognitive Psychology & Cognition
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Guilford Pubn
Book theme: General
Language: English
Street Date: March 30, 2018
TCIN: 53251982
UPC: 9781462534418
Item Number (DPCI): 248-59-0093
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