McGill Human Motivation Lab: Ongoing research
Dr. Koestner conducts research on goal-setting, self-regulation and internalization processes. Broad questions of interest include: How do individuals motivate themselves to pursue valued goals? and How do they determine which goals and guidelines to internalize from their social-cultural surroundings? Professor Koestner's recent work has focused on the maladaptive consequences of regulation based on extrinsic rewards or controlling introjects.