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Grant - A general theory of multiple-goal pursuit

Neal, Prof Andrew; Vancouver, Prof Jeffrey; Schmidt, A/Prof Aaron
Granting Body:
Australian Research Council
Funding Scheme:
Discovery Grant
Investigator School:
1st January 2015 to 31st December 2017


The aim of this project is to develop and test a formal theory that explains the mechanisms by which people make choices amongst competing goals in a dynamic and uncertain environment (multiple goal pursuit). People have to manage competing goals in a wide range of settings (for example, work, education, sport), yet the mechanisms are poorly understood. The theory is expected to integrate formal theories of self-regulation with formal theories of decision making, to provide a more general account of multiple goal pursuit. The project aims to test the predictions of the theory in a series of experiments in which people have to pursue two goals simultaneously. The experiments allow us to test competing views, and understand the mechanisms involved.
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