96 страниц. 2013 год. Scholars' Press This book examines the connections between our present and future selves and the resulting impact on our academic achievement. The book is the culmination of research conducted on motivation, self-regulation and reasoning. The aim is to better understand how these three factors interact to impact learning and academic achievement. The resulting research is applicable to all learners, however it is intended to provide insight into how to best address the academic underachievement of under-represented populations, such as minority males. The final chapters of the book provide results suggesting that significant relationships exists between reasoning, motivation, and self-regulation, which warrant additional research on their interrelationships and resulting impact on academic achievement. In particular, another type of reasoning, critical reasoning, will likely have a greater impact on linking present and future regulatory systems.