Your Best Performance Ever

Should you practice, practice, practice? Plus: Nature or nurture, the talent myth, and the secret to team success.

Getting Over Stage Fright: Becoming an Effective Public Speaker

By Barbara Markway Ph.D.
Use a body, mind, spirit approach to overcome any stage fright.

Video Games: Do You Play Better With the Sound On or Off?

By Siu-Lan Tan Ph.D.
The role of music and sound effects in video games

Do You Really Want a Long-term Relationship

By Billi Gordon Ph.D.
Humorous review of 26 years of wedded bliss

The Triple Package and Nietzsche

By William Irwin Ph.D.
A potent explanation of individual success

Parenting: 9 Keys to being the role model you are

By Robert Taibbi L.C.S.W.
Show your kids how to live life.

The Great Myth of Hard Work

By F. Diane Barth L.C.S.W.
Why hard work doesn’t always pay off – and what you can do about it

Is Bode Miller an Alcoholic?

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

Take That First (or Next) Step Toward Success

By Leslie Becker-Phelps Ph.D.
Learn to use the right perspectives to stay on the path to your goals.

5 Mind Tricks to Help Keep Your Resolutions

By Preston Ni M.S.B.A.
5 fun and easy ways to help keep your New Year's resolutions

The Dog Show Vs The Olympics: The Judges' Dilemma

By Hal Herzog Ph.D.
Why Olympic snowboard judging is better than Westminster Dog Show judging

Olympic Glory – And Then What?

By Mark Banschick M.D.
When a person peaks early

Maybe You Only Need to Be Good at One Thing

By Bella DePaulo Ph.D.
I have a problem with GPA and other overall evaluations

10 Rules for High-Performing Teams

By Ronald E Riggio Ph.D.
Turn your team into a winner.

Your Mind’s Not Getting Older; it’s Truly Getting Better

By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D.
The older you are, the more you know, and the mentally stronger you can become.

How to Make Yourself Do It When You Just Don't Want To

By Heidi Grant Halvorson Ph.D.
Three strategies to help you stop putting things off.

Understanding The Underpinnings of Expert Performance

By Zach Hambrick Ph.D.
The role of basic cognitive capacities

Bode Miller Unplugged

By Deborah L. Davis Ph.D.
Kudos to NBC interviewer Cooper—honest emotional expression is not an outrage.

Lessons in Listening

By Michael J Formica MS, MA, EdM
How cooperative teamwork builds momentum

If Habit-changers Were Olympians...And Many Are

By Meg Selig
Olympians can turn even failure and tragedy into motivation.

What Truly Successful People Know That You Don't

By Melanie Greenberg Ph.D.
Six research-based strategies to help you overcome barriers to success

Some Ways to Practice Are More Perfect Than Others

By Susan Heitler Ph.D.
For Olympic gold, or top kudos in school, arts, and even love, learn to practice

7 Life Lessons from the Olympics

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

The Power of Perseverance and Leaving Your Ego at the Door

By Michael J Formica MS, MA, EdM
What teamwork can teach us