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.

2018 McGill Human Motivation Lab, Department of Psychology, McGill University.