Psychologists have surprising advice for people who feel unmotivated
Per traditional self-help narratives, if you can’t accomplish your goal, you should ask for advice. Find someone who has successfully landed the job, gotten the promotion, made the grades, achieved the weight loss, or created
Why It’s So Challenging to Keep Things the Same
A particular challenge to maintaining the status quo may be inherent in how our brain functions.
Newcombe, King Will Be New APS Journal Editors
APS Fellows Nora S. Newcombe and Laura A. King will become editors of Psychological Science in the Public Interest and Perspectives in Psychological Science.
How to motivate older kids without using rewards, punishment or fear. (No, really.)
Bo Burnham’s movie “Eighth Grade” brilliantly captures the challenges facing tweens and teens. Kids at that age are experiencing a complicated and often awkward time of self-discovery and growth. They are concerned with their identity
Myth: We Are In Touch With Reality
Students learn that what they view as “real” is but one version of reality, which can vary radically from the experience of other people.
How Reflex Responses and Personality Play into the Bystander Effect
When asked about emergency situations, most people say they would spontaneously help another person. However, not everyone does so in real life, especially when there are other people around, a phenomenon known as the bystander