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n. Psychology
The aspect of mental processes or behavior directed toward action or change and including impulse, desire, volition, and striving.

[Latin cōnātiō, cōnātiōn-, effort, from cōnātus, past participle of cōnārī, to try.]

co·na′tion·al, co′na·tive (kō′nə-tĭv, kŏn′ə-) adj.
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(Psychology) the element in psychological processes that tends towards activity or change and appears as desire, volition, and striving
[C19: from Latin cōnātiō an attempting, from cōnārī to try]
coˈnational adj
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(koʊˈneɪ ʃən)

the aspect of mental life having to do with purposive behavior, including desiring, resolving, and striving.
[1605–15; < Latin cōnātiō an effort =cōnā(rī) to try + -tiō -tion]
con•a•tive (ˈkɒn ə tɪv, ˈkoʊ nə-) adj.
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"Desire," also, is narrower than what is intended: for example, WILL is to be included in this category, and in fact every thing that involves any kind of striving, or "conation" as it is technically called.
It lies peculiarly in the relationship between the active intent, the conation, and the realization.
The trilogy of mind: Cognition, affection, and conation. Journal of the History of Behavior Sciences, 16, 107-117.
The trilogy of mind: Cognition, affection, and conation. Journal of History of Behavioral Sciences 16:107-117.
As posited by Huitt (1999), student success in the 21st century involves the development of knowledge, attitudes, and skills associated with conation, which includes self-regulated learning skills (Huitt & Cain, 2005, p.
This distinguishes it from liking and vulnerability, which are much less active, even if they likewise involve or are associated with conation. It also distinguishes devotion from cognitive conditions like belief, awareness, and value judgment.
Thomas (1975): a) social-political-cultural factors; b) personality: affectivity, conation, intelligence; c) motivation and attitudes; d) level of aspiration and activation; e) heredity; f) physiological aspects; h) psychomotor skills.
On behalf of the Vaiola Hospital Laboratory, Nuku'alofa, Tonga, the PPTC would also like to sincerely thank Remeny Weber, (Anatomical Pathology Whangarei Hospital,) Robyn Rawstorn, (Histology laboratory Medlab South, Timaru Hospital) anc Steven McCullough, (New Zealand Veterinary Pathology, Hamilton) for the generous Conation of Histology equipment nc longer required by their own laboratories.
For this article, mental processes mean cognition (thinking) processes, "affect (emotion)" states, "conation or volition (striving)" factors (Scott & Marshall, 2009-2015, cognition (cognitive)), and sensing processes - "whether conscious or unconscious" (Chandler & Munday, 2011, cognition (cognitive processes)).
Customer loyalty has seven determinants that are behavior, attitude, cognition, conation, affective, trust and commitment.
This study explores the second type of symmetry in bilateral exchange between China and Korea, delving into how balanced asymmetrical effects are on the conation for relationship-building behavior, attitude, and belief about the host country.