It’s high time we put the most enduring myths about human behavior to bed, and see the mind—and the world—as it is.
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By Christopher Bergland on September 14, 2019 in The Athlete's Way
New animal research identifies a possible link between acute inflammation of the cerebellum and "depression-like" symptoms marked by a decrease in motivation and sociability.
By Zorana Ivcevic Pringle Ph.D. on September 09, 2019 in Creativity: The Art and Science
Want to make students more persistent? Make school more like creative challenges
By Noam Shpancer Ph.D. on September 03, 2019 in Insight Therapy
Trump needs Obama extinguished like darkness needs light extinguished—in order to exist.
By Utpal Dholakia Ph.D. on August 26, 2019 in The Science Behind Behavior
With variable pricing, consumers can be misled by focusing too much on the deal and ignoring the hidden risks.
By Cami Rosso on August 09, 2019 in The Future Brain
Neuroscientist find the brain area that impacts persistence and motivation—a new discovery that could one day help those with depression, addiction and other mental health issues.
By Bobby Hoffman Ph.D. on August 01, 2019 in Motivate!
Have you ever wondered why some people act strange? Educational psychology explains many of the odd but annoying behaviors that define the human condition. How many describe you?
By Alain Samson Ph.D. on July 30, 2019 in Consumed
Can money buy positive habits? Rewards can contribute to behavior change in four key ways.
By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D. on July 27, 2019 in Fulfillment at Any Age
Research on well-being shows the significance of the simple belief, well into later years, that your life has purpose.
By Ronald E Riggio Ph.D. on July 17, 2019 in Cutting-Edge Leadership
Why fairness is so important in the workplace.
By Marianna Pogosyan Ph.D. on July 09, 2019 in Between Cultures
New research explores the neural mechanisms of how motivation can bias perception.
By Seth J. Gillihan Ph.D. on July 03, 2019 in Think, Act, Be
Being busy is easy, but doing what's most important to us can be a challenge. Discover how the principles of Japanese Psychology can help.
By Eddie Harmon-Jones Ph.D. on July 03, 2019 in The Social-Emotional Brain
What are some common misunderstandings about cognitive dissonance theory? A new book clarifies these and more.
By Amy Alkon on June 28, 2019 in Science Made Practical
We typically let our feelings direct our behavior. But starting and maintaining good habits takes being more like a machine—ignoring our feelings and doing what needs to be done.
By Joseph Reagle Ph.D. on June 19, 2019 in Hacking Life
What does all that self-tracked data mean to you?
By Christopher Bergland on June 16, 2019 in The Athlete's Way
Do you need motivation to exercise more? Although more people are staying active, the majority of the population avoids exercise. This post offers dozens of reasons to stay active.
By Pirkko Markula Ph.D. on June 08, 2019 in Fit Femininity
Using tracking technology can have unintended consequences. How often do you check a fitness app?
By Szu-chi Huang Ph.D. on June 06, 2019 in Motivation Matters
When a sense of “pseudo-competition" arises, our actions may come at a cost to personal goal fulfillment.
By Tim Leberecht on May 12, 2019 in The Romance of Work
Last week, the Champions League semi-finals, the Uber IPO, and the UN extinction report gave us a glimpse into the changing nature of success and failure—and why it matters.
By Amy C. Edmondson Ph.D. on May 09, 2019 in The Fearless Organization
Creating a pocket of excellence, candor, and learning is worthwhile, no matter what those above you are doing.
By Aditi Mehra DHS, OTR/L on April 28, 2019 in Cognitive Learning and Skill Deficits
Within our schools, some children thrive and others fall behind. Using fluency-based learning techniques on kids who struggle academically, helps to level the playing field and...
By Jeremy E Sherman Ph.D., MPP on April 27, 2019 in Ambigamy
Lost in our crafts, whatever they are, we gain peace of mind. Self-consciousness and doubt recedes, satisfying like nothing else, though sometimes at other people's expense.
By Ross E O'Hara, Ph.D. on April 23, 2019 in Nudging Ahead
Programs that teach a growth mindset are great—but if we want these beliefs to persist we need to build growth mindsets into our homes, our schools, and our workplaces.
By Utpal Dholakia Ph.D. on April 22, 2019 in The Science Behind Behavior
When marketers quote prices using pennies-a-day terms, many consumers find them to be compelling and get hooked.
By Cody Kommers on April 15, 2019 in A Friendly Interest
What do we know about the limits of our own motivation?
By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D. on April 13, 2019 in Fulfillment at Any Age
New research shows that parents who take over the college admissions process deprive children of crucial developmental support.
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