Does Winning Mean Everything?

Does Winning Mean Everything?

Maybe winning isn't always necessary. Plus musings on when to quit, cheating to win, the cost of victory, and more.
The Dark Knight Rises: What Motivates Bane?

The Dark Knight Rises: What Motivates Bane?

By Travis Langley Ph.D.
How Do Needs for Achievement, Power, Affiliation Shape Batman's Back Breaker?
Virtue or Victory?

Virtue or Victory?

By Michael W. Austin Ph.D.
Victory in sports is not worth sacrificing virtue.

Chance and the Biology of Lying

By Rebecca Coffey
Is lying hard-wired into the human “tend and defend” response?

Eight Keys to Life Hardiness and Resiliency

By Preston Ni M.S.B.A.
Helpful Reminders During Challenging Times

Know When to Walk Away

By Susan K Perry Ph.D.
Most of what you learned about quitting is wrong.

Do You Know When to Walk Away?

By Peg Streep
Grit is a great quality, until it puts you in a rut.

The Most Basic Freedom Is Freedom to Quit

By Peter Gray Ph.D.
Schools will become moral institutions only when children are free to quit.

Big-Time Liars: Top 7 Lies They Tell Themselves

By Bella DePaulo Ph.D.
The road to deception is paved with self-deception

Machiavellian IQ

By Rebecca Coffey
How manipulative people get exactly what they want.

5 Simple Steps to End Any Fight

By Lisa Firestone Ph.D.
Arguing threatens your relationship and your health. Learn how to disarm.

The Curse of Career Happiness

By Joanne Broder Sumerson Ph.D.
Tips to help you cope with the curse of loving your work.

Solve Tough Dilemmas With the Win-Win Waltz

By Susan Heitler Ph.D.
All conflicts can be resolved, with everyone winning, if you know how.

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

Why So Many of Us Lie, Cheat, and Steal

By Ronald E Riggio Ph.D.
Would you cheat or steal if you could get away with it?

Chill Out

By Robert Evans Wilson Jr.
The trick is to take your mind off the prize

The Primate Brain Likes to Win, But Can't Always Have It

By Loretta G. Breuning Ph.D.
Winning stimulates dopamine, serotonin, and oxytocin—and it feels good.

7 Life Lessons from the Olympics

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

Devils and Angels

By Katherine Ramsland Ph.D.
Serial killers who took the rap for murders attributed to others.

The Virtue of Quitting

By Will Meek Ph.D.
The art of when and how to quit.

5 Simple Ways to Get More Out of Life By Doing Less

By Greg McKeown
You can supercharge your life by simplifying it

The Benefits of Feeling Competitive

By Lisa Firestone Ph.D.
Why feeling competitive can be good for us

Learning to Be a Good Sport

By Eileen Kennedy-Moore Ph.D.
Helping children cope with winning and losing.

How to tell the difference between good and bad competition

By F. Diane Barth L.C.S.W.
How do we decide when it’s okay to compete, and when it’s downright dangerous?

Game of Groans: Why Success Won't Make You Happy

By Neel Burton M.D.
The problem with conventional success.

Meet Your Ideal Future Self

By Ran Zilca
What does a day in your next life look like?