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We Need to Address the Action-Intention Gap

By Maurice Elias

In my Fall 2008 column (which I posted previously at this web site), I issued a call for action. I heard from many who resonated with that call and agreed that it was time for action, but I am under no illusion that such a call generated lots of action. What accounts for the action-intention gap? This article, which is my column in the Winter 2009 TCP, explores the barriers that keep us from following up on our good intentions and suggests how we might do better, especially where SCRA and the issues we car

We Need to Address the Action-Intention Gap
Maurice (Mo) J. Elias, Ph.D.
SCRA President
Rutgers University
In my Fall 2008 column (which I posted on the SCRA President’s blog at the web site), I issued a call for action. I heard from many who resonated with that call and agreed that it was time for action, but I am under no illusion that such a call generated lots of action. What accounts for the action-intention gap?
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