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Mapping the goal space: Personality integration and higher-order goals

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  29 April 2014

Jacob B. Hirsh*
University of Toronto, Toronto, ON M5S 3E6, Canada. jacob.hirsh@utoronto.ca


By situating goals at the heart of human cognitive function, Huang & Bargh (H&B) provide a useful platform for understanding the process of personality integration as the gradual mapping of implicit motives into a coherently organized self-system. This integrative process is a critical feature of human development that must be accounted for by any complete goal theory.

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