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Obnoxious Sixth-Graders Grow Up to Become High Earners

A study spanning 40-years reveals that personality traits at age 12, particularly stubbornness and defiance, predicted income and career success at age 52. ... More>


Seeing Exemplary Peer Work Can Undermine Student Performance

Rather than serving as a motivating force, exposure to peers' exceptional performance can discourage others from even trying to achieve at high levels. ... More>


Shielding Students From Stereotypes Helps Way More Than We Thought


6th International Self-Determination Theory Conference

The 6th International Self-Determination Theory (SDT) Conference will take place from June 2–5, 2016, in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, with poster submissions being accepted until February 1. Thefirst day (June […]... More>


Long Before Learning ABCs, Tots Recognize Words Are Symbols