Currently browsing "Rewards"

The Psychology of the Shortlist


The Psychology of the Shortlist

Imagine this scenario: A plum job has opened up, one that you really want and feel well qualified to hold. So you go through the rigorous process of applying. You […]... More>


Observer Article

Would I Wait for More Pie?

In his latest book, The Marshmallow Test: Mastering Self-Control, APS Past President Walter Mischel reflects upon how his famous “marshmallow test” informed decades of research on self-control and well-being. In a review of the book, APS Fellow BJ Casey explores how Mischel’s research helps us understand and manage temptations — such as her own yearnings for pie. ... More>


The Ulysses Strategy


Giving Brings Its Own Rewards

Psychological scientists say how we spend our money affects our overall happiness, but perhaps not in the way we assume. ... More>