Life provides turning points of many kinds, but the most powerful of all may be character-revealing moments.
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Bobby Hoffman Ph.D.
Returning to school can be one of the worst times of the year. But science reveals how you can help your children (and yourself) ease back into the rigors of the school year.
Huge projects and daunting assignments often cause avoidable anxiety, unnecessary frustration, and irrational fear of failure—but there are comforting and effective solutions.
Based on how he spends his time and dedicates his effort, Paul McCartney is powerful role model. These five behaviors distinguish him from many other performers.
New year, new job! If you want to start a business, work for yourself, or be your own boss you must also embrace these skills to be successful.
Do you think your basic psychological needs are different from those of a killer?
Suffering and tragedy bring out the best and worst in humanitarian effort. Why do some generously volunteer time and money, while others flatly refuse to help those in need?
We are taught to believe in ourselves and strive to reach our goals despite any obstacles. But sometimes success and motivation derail when we think too highly of our abilities.
When things go awry, parents and leaders often cast blame, yet fail to take accountability for their decisions. Knowing why we shirk responsibility can lead to better outcomes.
Perfection is elusive and fleeting, yet a coveted desire for many. There comes a time when striving for excellence results in obsession and anxiety leading to damaging behaviors.
Achieving personal success and financial freedom requires more than knowing facts. Win at life when you master these essential lessons.
Regardless of whether you are running a household, a small business, or a huge company, this Motivation Hack will make the difference between leadership success and failure!
Many authors and speakers tout "proven formulas" and share "motivational secrets," guaranteed to improve performance and personal growth, but do these methods help or harm?
Maybe of us underestimate the power and influence of life's darkest moments. When you learn these simple strategies you will never look at adversity like you have before.
Is your job boring, tedious or overwhelming? Even the worst positions can be transformed to engaging and exciting when you master the Flow Hack. It only takes a few minutes a day!
The "Anchor Hack" can help you identify personal benchmarks that enhance performance and increase achievement.
Making critical life decisions based on flawed information can be treacherous to personal and professional growth. Reaching your goals requires dispelling motivational myths.
Some planning strategies accelerate performance and almost guarantee goal attainment. Others are counterproductive and often derail achievement. Which ones do you use?
Teachers, parents, and business leaders are often accountable for motivating others. However, these common mistakes can derail performance motivation in seconds...
Educational standards are declining, grades are rising, skills are dropping and the customer-service model of education continues to thrive. What can reverse the disturbing trend?
Mollycoddled, patronized, over-inflated, and indulged. How parents and teachers inadvertently stall development, thwart motivation, and destroy the intellectual growth of learners
Have you ever tried to persuade someone and had your request denied? Don't settle for "NO!" Using these 6 evidence-based strategies correctly may change the course of your life!
Motivation science reveals why keeping resolutions is so challenging and which evidence-based strategies can ensure you will reach your goals.
Social media usage is rampant, but the seemingly innocuous practice can be lethal to psychological health. Are you or your loved ones vulnerable to the hidden consequences of device devotion?
Sometimes finding out the root cause of our behaviors can be downright frightening. Beware the evil that lurks in the minds of the prospective procrastinator!
Misconceptions about teaching and learning are abundant, but there is one single and very common false belief that impacts effective instruction more than anything else. Do you know what it is?
Research indicates most people are unable to articulate their own motives. Accurate detection of motivation is even more challenging when assessing others. Do you really know what motivates billionaire Donald Trump?
How do you compare to the psychologically rich?
Bobby Hoffman, Ph.D., is an associate professor at the University of Central Florida.