Chapter 17. Modes of Self-Regulation

Assessment and Locomotion as Independent Determinants in Goal Pursuit

  1. Dr Rick H. Hoyle PhD Professor Fellow Member
  1. Arie W. Kruglanski1,
  2. Edward Orehek1,
  3. E. Tory Higgins2,
  4. Antonio Pierro3 and
  5. Idit Shalev4

Published Online: 15 JAN 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444318111.ch17

Handbook of Personality and Self-Regulation

Handbook of Personality and Self-Regulation

How to Cite

Kruglanski, A. W., Orehek, E., Higgins, E. T., Pierro, A. and Shalev, I. (2010) Modes of Self-Regulation, in Handbook of Personality and Self-Regulation (ed R. H. Hoyle), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444318111.ch17

Editor Information

  1. Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, Duke University, Durham, NC, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Psychology, University of Maryland, College Park, USA

  2. 2

    Department of Psychology, Columbia University, New York, USA

  3. 3

    Department of Social and Developmental Psychology, University of Rome “La Sapienza”, Italy

  4. 4

    Department of Psychiatry, University of Florida, Gainesville, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 JAN 2010
  2. Published Print: 15 FEB 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405177122

Online ISBN: 9781444318111



  • modes of self-regulation - assessment and locomotion, determinants in goal pursuit;
  • assessment - critical appraisal for purpose of understanding or interpreting;
  • Regulatory Mode Questionnaire (RMQ);
  • general personality patterns - tapped by Big Five personality factors;
  • individual goal pursuit and quintessential self-regulation;
  • judgment and decision making - relevant to locomotion and assessment;
  • counterfactual thinking and regret;
  • assessment and locomotion - complementing each other with successful self-regulation;
  • assessment tendency - sensitivity to standards;
  • normative social goals and social feedback


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Individual Goal Pursuit

  • Interpersonal Phenomena

  • Organizational Phenomena

  • Cultural Phenomena

  • General Conclusions

  • References