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volition

Philosophy an act of will as distinguished from the physical movement it intends to bring about
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Volitive desires do not lead directly to action, but influence intentions--the conscious commitment to act (Miller and Pasta, 1995).
The solution, believes Qara Koz, to the abandoned past is a promised future the scenario of the same volitive act that models the present from which she distances away.
Attitude is a synthetic psychical construction gathering intellectual, affective and volitive elements.
Hence, although the evolution of the research has shifted from considering intelligence as one of the main, if not the main, determining factor in academic achievement, to considering other personal factors with a volitive or motivational nature as predictors of the latter, it becomes necessary to: a) attempt to test the extent to which general intelligence or individual skills affect motivational variables; b) analyse whether the effect of the former on performance is mediated by the individual's motivation; and c) test whether motivational variables contribute to explaining academic achievement beyond general intelligence.
(28) The human being is "an intellective and volitive animal subject....
(48) As Origin says, "God gives permission and also induces the opposite virtues to fight US." (49) The demons of the fathers are, therefore, functional to a new conception of evil linked to the volitive faculty, whose exercise is only possible thanks to the presence of an opponent.
A sampling of topics: rendering traditional Mongolian script, rules for morphological analysis of Bangla verbs for universal networking language, a grammar-based unsupervised method of mining volitive words, two cores in Chinese negation system, and the function of fixed word combination in Chinese chunk parsing.
The components of competency are: knowledge, abilities and practical, emotional, attitudinal, volitive, aesthetical and social aspects.
Aristotle defines recollection as a search of something corporal for an image (17), especially for people who possess a volitive activity, because the volitive activity is a kind of syllogism (18).