Definitions

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  • adjective having a purpose

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Examples

  • This constant pressure to speak, the giving of numerous interviews, the increased goal-directed activities, irritability, lack of impulse control, what we call the 'flight of ideas' — skipping from topic to topic, clearly the lack of judgment about his own issues.

    Charlie Sheen in the hottest of seats

  • Treatment consisted of weekly, goal-directed therapy sessions focused on engaging the patient, establishing a therapeutic rapport and stimulating interest and motivation in achieving long-term, measurable goals, which they broke down into intermediate and short-term goals.

    Judith S. Beck, Ph.D.: Hope for Patients With Severe Schizophrenia

  • Specifically, the amount of grey matter in the orbitofrontal cortex was reduced in people with cocaine addiction, an area involved in decision-making and goal-directed behaviour.

    Cocaine addiction linked to brain abnormalities

  • This constant pressure to speak, the giving of numerous interviews, the increased goal-directed activities, irritability, lack of impulse control, what we call the 'flight of ideas' — skipping from topic to topic, clearly the lack of judgment about his own issues.

    Charlie Sheen in the hottest of seats

  • Even when we are in good health, our critical inner voice tries to turn us against ourselves by fostering inwardness, distrust, self-criticism, self-denial and a generalized retreat from our goal-directed activities.

    Lisa Firestone: How to Fight Breast Cancer's Hidden Enemy

  • Specifically, the amount of grey matter in the orbitofrontal cortex was reduced in people with cocaine addiction, an area involved in decision-making and goal-directed behaviour.

    Cocaine addiction linked to brain abnormalities

  • Even when we are in good health, our critical inner voice tries to turn us against ourselves by fostering inwardness, distrust, self-criticism, self-denial and a generalized retreat from our goal-directed activities.

    Lisa Firestone: How to Fight Breast Cancer's Hidden Enemy

  • It plays a trick on us… play is behavior that's not goal-directed but that gives us the ability to become goal-directed.

    Hara Estroff Marano discusses A Nation of Wimps: The High Cost of Invasive Parenting

  • Even when we are in good health, our critical inner voice tries to turn us against ourselves by fostering inwardness, distrust, self-criticism, self-denial and a generalized retreat from our goal-directed activities.

    Lisa Firestone: How to Fight Breast Cancer's Hidden Enemy

  • Possible selves involve images and senses, approximating what people actually experience when they are engaged in motivated or goal-directed behaviour.

    I is for Identity « An A-Z of ELT

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