A goal- centered, self- regulatory model of motivation and its relevance for advancing the study of chronic pain

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Abstract

This chapter presents an account of goal constructs and of self-regulatory processes as critical mediators and/or moderators of chronic pain's effects on diverse aspects of human performance and adjustment. The joint influence of goal cognition and the assorted mechanisms of self-regulation provides a unique platform for adaptive failure or vulnerability when operating at low levels of effectiveness and efficiency, and for adaptive resilience when functioning at its peak. Organized around a motivational model dubbed the Goal-Centered, Self-Regulatory, Automated, Social Systems Psychology (GRASSP) perspective, the chapter considers the nature, functioning, and measurement of goals and a variety of potentially supportive regulatory mechanisms. Illustrating the explanatory and heuristic potency of a motivational framework, the chapter addresses both the deleterious effects of persistent pain on goal-related thinking and striving and the facilitative role of effective goal-based self-regulation in maintaining day-to-day performance and well-being in the face of chronic pain.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMotivational Perspectives on Chronic Pain
Subtitle of host publicationTheory, Research, and Practice
PublisherOxford University Press
Pages3-62
Number of pages60
ISBN (Print)9780190627898
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 23 2018

Keywords

  • Adjustment
  • Assessment
  • Goals
  • Motivation
  • Self-regulation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology(all)

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    Karoly, P. (2018). A goal- centered, self- regulatory model of motivation and its relevance for advancing the study of chronic pain. In Motivational Perspectives on Chronic Pain: Theory, Research, and Practice (pp. 3-62). Oxford University Press. https://doi.org/10.1093/oso/9780190627898.003.0001