What World Cup Penalty Shootouts Can Teach You About Performing Well Under Extreme Pressure? A Lot, Considerable Science Says
If you think you’re capable of diving deep into rabbit holes, consider psychologist Geir Jordet. He spent five years watching every penalty shootout of every major men’s international soccer tournament (of which the World Cup
How to Save Yourself from ‘Task Paralysis’
Why is it that when you have the most to do you feel the least able to act? This sense of helplessness — also called “overwhelm freeze” — always seems to set in when you
Doing This Makes People Twice as Likely to Help You, According to Wharton Psychologist Adam Grant
When you ask people for help with projects or tasks, how likely are they to do what you ask? It turns out that one factor tips the balance between likely to help you or unlikely–whether you thanked them last
Showing Gratitude Is Good for All of Us, so Why Don’t We Give Thanks More?
Giving thanks is good for the person giving it as well as the one receiving it. So why don’t we express gratitude more often? Research suggests that many people don’t realize how much a simple
Social Psychologists Behind “Unskilled and Unaware of It” Bias Idea Receive 2023 Grawemeyer Award
The two were recognized for their idea, known as the Dunning-Kruger effect, which shows that people who perform worse on certain tasks tend to have overly flattering opinions of their ability to perform them.
Why It’s Not Enough to Just Spend More Time With Your Partner, According to a Psychologist
Many people come to therapy worried that they may not be spending enough time with their partner. They ask questions like: We know that spending time with our significant other is important. However, it is