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(Un)Reachable? *Susanne Scheibe is now at Stanford University, Department of Psychology, Stanford, CA, USA
Through the selection and pursuit of goals, people are assumed to actively influence their own development. More recently, the construct of life longings (Sehnsucht) has been proposed as playing an equally important role in developmental regulation. This study investigated whether both constructs can be differentiated empirically. Eighty-one participants aged 20 to 69 years reported their most important personal goals and life longings, and evaluated these with respect to their cognitive,doi:10.1027/1016-9040.13.2.126 fatcat:jc4muikv3zclhp6v64klya7clq