wellbeing = (positive affect + vitality (energy)) - (negative affect +symptoms).
opredict wellbeing, trait and within person level.
needs are distracted by our media adopted goals to lead us away from our basic
organismic congruence - goals concordant with needs or not?
goals organize us like the reverse notion of cue balls in pool rearranging back to a
symmetrical lateral triangle - the likeliness of this occurring the same way in our life
is undoable without goals. goals and effort to organize unlikely state of affairs to get
in. Goals present the affairs. Chronic to bring about state of affairs in the future.
instigators and standards.
there are two types of goals: those that are:
oAbstract spiritual, challenging without feedbacks.
oConcrete specific indicators.
goal researchers are self-report.
wide diversity and unique organization of goals. Different goals but same needs!
Universal needs but one persons goals relate to those needs? Concordant, relative or
functionally incompatible depending on their goals.
Organismic congruence relation btwn goals and needs: are the goals compatible or
not with needs, see above.
otwo types of congruence are content/reasons. Content= what. Reasons = why.
(do you want).
oKasser & Ryan: the actual goals, and content is WHAT you want out of life:
there are intrinsic goals (intimacy/community/striving to grow) - content
leads to need satisfaction and extrinsic goals (financial/physical
attractiveness/popularity) - distract you from need satisfaction (cotton candy,
leave you wanting… they don’t speak to 3-ACR). Asked to rate and factor
analyze the participants, try not to occur in isolation but cluster together.
suggested the goals were purely distinguishable.
Why= self-importance because you will it to be so - goal and why your pursuing it,
enjoyment? fun? then because its intrinsic. Important - identified motivation,
introjected and external/extrinsic motivation. first two options are self-important,
other who are non-self-important.