When Backup Plans Backfire
Backup plans can change the way that a person pursues a goal, as well as the likelihood of achieving it, even if the backup plans are never even used.
Anderson, Dweck Share Atkinson Prize
APS William James Fellow John R. Anderson (Carnegie Mellon University) and APS James McKeen Cattell Fellow Carol S. Dweck (Stanford University) have won the 2016 Atkinson Prize in Psychological and Cognitive Sciences. They both will
2016 Psychonomic Society Early Career Award Call for Nominations
Nominations are now being solicited for 2016. Please submit your nomination to firstname.lastname@example.org. Nominations close on March 15, 2016, and nominees selected for this year’s awards will be notified by May 15, 2016. The Governing
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
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
Helping Healthy Habits Stick
A group of prominent psychological scientists outlines specific solutions to help individuals and policymakers maintain healthy habits.