Motivation

Losing Is Good for You

The New York Times: As children return to school this fall and sign up for a new year’s worth of extracurricular activities, parents should keep one question in mind. Whether your kid loves Little League or gymnastics, ask the program organizers this: “Which kids get awards?” If the answer is More

Paper Published in Perspectives Named Best of 2012

The International Social Cognition Network (ISCON) has recognized a paper written by APS Fellow Michael Inzlicht, University of Toronto, and APS member Brandon Schmeichel, Texas A&M University, with the 2012 Best Paper Award. The paper, published in Perspectives on Psychological Science, is titled “What Is Ego Depletion? Toward a Mechanistic More

Careers and Leadership the Focus of New Psychological Science Blog

Countless professionals spend their workdays facing performance anxiety, low motivation, poor management, and burnout. Others have optimism, enthusiasm, and energy to reach substantial success. Psychological scientists have amassed decades’ worth of research on these traits and behaviors, and on what factors foster an optimal work environment. Now, APS has launched More