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Arestova O. N. , Babanin L. N. , Tikhomirov . .
Computer analysis of thinking motivation: Possibilities and limitations
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Specificity and potentialities in the use of computers for the study of motivation for intellectual activities are discussed. A new method of establishing motivation of a subject on the basis of his goal-setting strategies in described. Experimental approbation of the method provided opportunities for better understanding possibilities and limitations of the computerized experiment paradigm in the study of the goal-setting process and of corresponding motives: use of computers in the psychological experiment makes it possible to study both goal-setting and motivation dynamics in the absence of direct external/social control which makes, thus, the psychodiagnostical data more genuine and more individualized.