True Grit

It may be obvious that effort and stamina are required to accomplish anything worthwhile in life. But how easy is it to forget this fact in moments when we feel tortoise-like relative to our seemingly hare-like peers? … More

  • Researchers find that the amount of practice accumulated over time does not seem to play a huge role in accounting for individual differences in skill or performance... More

    Young Asian woman serving tennis ball.

    Becoming an Expert Takes More Than Practice

    Researchers find that the amount of practice accumulated over time does not seem to play a huge role in accounting for individual differences in skill or performance... More

  • Many professionals are driven by a pure passion for their work, finding reward in simply doing a good job, delivering... More

    Mixed Motives May Mess Up Motivation

    Many professionals are driven by a pure passion for their work, finding reward in simply doing a good job, delivering... More

  • Of all the familiar characters who reemerge at the start of every school year, from jock to geek to teacher’s... More

    Piecing Together Performance

    Of all the familiar characters who reemerge at the start of every school year, from jock to geek to teacher’s... More

  • A field study in Malawi indicates that psychological factors play an important role in whether girls attended school, even under conditions of extreme poverty and deprivation... More

    A young African girl writing her lesson on a sheet of paper.

    Fostering Motivation Could Help Keep Marginalized Girls in School

    A field study in Malawi indicates that psychological factors play an important role in whether girls attended school, even under conditions of extreme poverty and deprivation... More

  • We're most enthusiastic about projects when we start and finish them, but intervening hassles can turn determination soft... More

    Trying to Get Ahead? Plan in Reverse, Study Suggests

    We're most enthusiastic about projects when we start and finish them, but intervening hassles can turn determination soft... More

  • At the dawn of the 20th century, Western society faced a huge education gap. Most people had a mere 8... More

    The Lasting Power of Patience

    At the dawn of the 20th century, Western society faced a huge education gap. Most people had a mere 8... More

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