A Graduate Student Examines Goal Fulfillment and Frustration in Pandemic

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"The more flexible we are when pursuing our goals, the better," says Hayley Svensson, a graduate student in the social psychology doctoral program. In a paper recently published in the scholarly journal, Social and Personality Psychology Compass, Svensson examined how the COVID-19 pandemic affected people's pursuit of personal and professional goals. "We found that being better able to adjust one's goals was associated with more goal achievement and satisfaction with the goal," she said. COVID-19 Forced Us to Reimagine Our Goals. Being Flexible Helped. | Rutgers University