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From weighing to willing : approaching a change decision through pre- or postdecisional mentation

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GOLLWITZER, Peter M., Heinz HECKHAUSEN, Heike RATAJCZAK, 1990. From weighing to willing : approaching a change decision through pre- or postdecisional mentation. In: Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes. 45(1), pp. 41-65. ISSN 0749-5978. eISSN 1095-9920. Available under: doi: 10.1016/0749-5978(90)90004-S

@article{Gollwitzer1990weigh-28196, title={From weighing to willing : approaching a change decision through pre- or postdecisional mentation}, year={1990}, doi={10.1016/0749-5978(90)90004-S}, number={1}, volume={45}, issn={0749-5978}, journal={Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes}, pages={41--65}, author={Gollwitzer, Peter M. and Heckhausen, Heinz and Ratajczak, Heike} }

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