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Definition of "goal-directed" [goal-directed]

  • Having a purpose (adjective)

WordNet. Princeton University. 2010.

Use "goal-directed" in a sentence
  • "It plays a trick on us… play is behavior that's not goal-directed but that gives us the ability to become goal-directed."
  • "Even when we are in good health, our critical inner voice tries to turn us against ourselves by fostering inwardness, distrust, self-criticism, self-denial and a generalized retreat from our goal-directed activities."
  • "Specifically, the amount of grey matter in the orbitofrontal cortex was reduced in people with cocaine addiction, an area involved in decision-making and goal-directed behaviour."
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