Goal Disruption Theory (GDT; Siegel, 2012), derived from Tolman’s (1932, 1959) purposive behavior framework, explains the path from a goal expectancy violation to a range of typically maladaptive behaviors. Goal Disruption Theory begins with the assumption that behavior is purposive and goal driven. When an event or realization occurs that leads the individual to perceive important goals as no longer achievable, more difficult to achieve, and/or not worth achieving, goal disruption can occur. Goal disruption occurs when expectations about a goal are violated, resulting in increased psychological distress and an adaptation process that typically includes mental constriction. Constriction of the mental field results in a range of adaptive behaviors including: increased sensitivity to relevant stimuli, increased risk taking, a reduction in time perspective, and dichotomous thinking. Mental constriction is hypothesized to be sometimes useful; sometimes maladaptive. A recent stream of empirical research offers support for GDT. This current study seeks to expand out understanding of GDT by assessing the interaction between goal expectancy violations and perceived resources on goal disruption. It was hypothesized that participants who wrote about a goal expectancy violation who had the available resources to still achieve the goal would not enter a state of goal disruption; those without the necessary resources will experience a goal disruption. Data were collected from MTurk, an on-line crowd-sourcing program. GDT was supported. Goal expectancy violations experienced by individuals without the resources to overcome the violation led to the greatest intensity of goal disruption; people who experienced a goal expectancy violation, but had the resources to still achieve the goal were significantly less likely to enter a state of goal disruption. The uniqueness of the measures, including a hocus-pocus task (picture discrimination task), supported previously untested components of GDT.. Theoretical and practical implications are discussed.