How To Use Games To Improve Performance At Work
Forbes: Earlier this year I wrote about the motivational power games can play in the workplace. A new study, published in Psychological Science, underlines the power of having targets to aim for, even if the targets themselves are largely
Sian Beilock Named President of Barnard College
Barnard College has named APS Fellow Sian L. Beilock as its new president. Beilock, an expert on how people learn and perform at their best, particularly under stress, leaves her post as the Stella M.
The Problem with Being a Top Performer
Scientific American: The top performers in their fields—from LeBron James to Oprah Winfrey to Bill Gates—seem to have it all. Through a combination of talent, drive, and hard work, they lead their organizations to the
Meaningless Accelerating Scores Yield Better Performance
From typing to exercising, racking up meaningless digital points can serve as an effective motivator, as long as the scores are accelerating.
How Our Bodies Do – and Don’t – Shape Our Minds
Individuals’ bodies and their abilities to act within their environments shape their perceptions of their surroundings, says psychological scientist Jessica Witt, Colorado State University. Witt discussed the psychophysics experiments she’s conducted to demonstrate these perceptions during one of four presentations in a Presidential Symposium chaired by Susan Goldin-Meadow.
Beilock Named President of Barnard College
APS Fellow Sian L. Beilock, an award-winning scientist who has extensively researched people’s performance under pressure, has been named President of Barnard College effective July 1.