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Why Flunking Exams Is Actually a Good Thing


The Upside of Rivalry: Higher Motivation, Better Performance

We’ve all seen epic rivalries push athletes to higher levels of achievement, but new research shows that rivalry may have broad implications for improving motivation and performance. ... More>


Everyone Wins When Employees Have More Control at Work

A new study finds that employees who are able to negotiate with their managers for more control over their jobs benefit by being more motivated and excited about work. ... More>


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Books to Check Out: September 2014

To submit a new book, email apsobserver@psychologicalscience.org. Train Your Mind for Peak Performance: A Science-Based Approach for Achieving Your Goals by Lyle E. Bourne, Jr., and Alice F. Healy; American […]... More>


Lean On: Workers, Work and the Spouses Who Help Us Succeed

Sheryl Sandberg had a good year last year. She was named chief operating officer of Facebook, and also published the bestselling book Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to […]... More>