Motivation

2016 Psychonomic Society Early Career Award Call for Nominations

Nominations are now being solicited for 2016. Please submit your nomination to info@psychonomic.org. Nominations close on March 15, 2016, and nominees selected for this year’s awards will be notified by May 15, 2016. The Governing Board established the following procedures for selecting the awardees: Eligibility Criteria The nominee must be More

Allow These Two Olympic Runners to Demonstrate the Motivational Powers of Belonging to a Team

New York Magazine: Over the long weekend, NBC aired what is essentially the Super Bowl of American running: the U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials. Distance running is typically thought of as an individual sport, but the race also happened to inadvertently demonstrate a concept that’s recently been explored in the scientific literature More

Seeing Exemplary Peer Work Can Undermine Student Performance

From academic honors to “employee of the month” awards, we are regularly exposed to and made aware of the exemplary performance of others. Many believe such recognition not only acknowledges the individual but also motivates others to strive toward greater achievement. But new research suggests that exposure to exceptional performance can More

Parents: Your math anxiety is only making homework harder for your kids

 Quartz: While doing a math problem with my six-year-old recently during a classroom session for parents, I barked at her, “Just put the number in any circle.” She looked at me as if I was speaking a different language. Turns out, I was. Her teacher, who overheard the conversation, corrected More