Going for the Gold

What we win when we train and compete.Photo: Shutterstock.

Bronze Is Better Than Silver

By Camille S. Johnson Ph.D.
What could have been can tarnish what is.

Competition Is Inevitable, So When Is it Useful?

By Camille S. Johnson Ph.D.
Different kinds of competitive situations teach different kinds of skills.

Men, Women, Single, Married: Who Really Exercises More?

By Bella DePaulo Ph.D.
13,000 Americans report their time spent exercising

Love, Love Medulla: The Neuroscience of Beatlemania

By Jordan Gaines Lewis, Ph.D.
Beatlemania: fainting, crying, and swooning? Neuroscience can explain why.

An Olympic Philosophy of Life

By Michael W. Austin Ph.D.
The values and aims of Olympism

Is Bode Miller an Alcoholic?

By Stanton Peele Ph.D.
Bode Miller, an alcoholic who cut back, won three Olympic medals, then one more.

Are the Winter Olympics Really Worth Watching?

By Stephen Greenspan Ph.D.
How we come to think that boring is interesting.

What Are You Waiting For?

By Cami Ostman M.S.
Stay in the game and commit to improvement at any age.

Vincere: to Win and to Shine are the same word in Latin

By Loretta G. Breuning Ph.D.
Win by shining - nice people do it.

We Need Same-Sex Couples – in Figure Skating

By Bella DePaulo Ph.D.
People don’t come only alone or in hetero pairs; neither should skaters

7 Life Lessons from the Olympics

By Toni Bernhard J.D.
The Olympics taught me no clinging, no complaining, joy and compassion for all.

Curbing Too-High Hopes for Children’s Success

By Susan Newman Ph.D.
Why and how to curb parental expectations for children’s futures.

Raising “Star” Children: The Pressure May Be Too Great

By Susan Newman Ph.D.
China sends a strong message to all parents.

How to Keep Your Cool with Competitive People

By Melanie Greenberg Ph.D.
People skills to help you stand your ground

From ADHD Kid to Olympic Gold Medalist

By Marilyn Wedge Ph.D.
How an Olympian beat ADHD and then beat the world's best swimmers