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Volition (psychology)

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Volition or will is the cognitive process by which an individual decides on and commits to a particular course of action. [1]

17 relations: Affect (psychology), Applied Psychology (journal), Avolition, Choice, Cognition, Decision-making, Executive functions, Habit, Kurt Lewin, Mahwah, New Jersey, Motivation, Motivational salience, Neuroscience of free will, Philosophy of desire, Routledge, Self-efficacy, Taylor & Francis.

Affect (psychology)

Affect is a concept used in psychology to describe the experience of feeling or emotion.

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Applied Psychology (journal)

Applied Psychology: An International Review (Psychologie Appliquée: Revue Internationale) is a peer-reviewed academic journal covering the field of applied psychology.

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Avolition, as a symptom of various forms of psychopathology, is the decrease in the motivation to initiate and perform self-directed purposeful activities.

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Choice involves decision making.

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Cognition is "the mental action or process of acquiring knowledge and understanding through thought, experience, and the senses".

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In psychology, decision-making (also spelled decision making and decisionmaking) is regarded as the cognitive process resulting in the selection of a belief or a course of action among several alternative possibilities.

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Executive functions

Executive functions (collectively referred to as executive function and cognitive control) are a set of cognitive processes that are necessary for the cognitive control of behavior: selecting and successfully monitoring behaviors that facilitate the attainment of chosen goals.

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A habit (or wont) is a routine of behavior that is repeated regularly and tends to occur subconsciously.

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Kurt Lewin

Kurt Lewin (September 9, 1890 – February 12, 1947) was a German-American psychologist, known as one of the modern pioneers of social, organizational, and applied psychology in the United States.

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Mahwah, New Jersey

Mahwah is a township in Bergen County, New Jersey, United States.

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Motivation is the reason for people's actions, desires, and needs.

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Motivational salience

Motivational salience is a cognitive process and a form of attention that motivates, or propels, an individual's behavior towards or away from a particular object, perceived event, or outcome.

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Neuroscience of free will

Neuroscience of free will, a part of neurophilosophy, is the study of the interconnections between free will and neuroscience.

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Philosophy of desire

In philosophy, desire has been identified as a philosophical problem since Antiquity.

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Routledge is a British multinational publisher.

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Self-efficacy is an individual’s belief in his or her innate ability to achieve goals.

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Taylor & Francis

Taylor & Francis Group is an international company originating in England that publishes books and academic journals.

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[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Volition_(psychology)

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