Motivation

Effort, stamina, and purpose drive our accomplishments — science shows us what to do to keep motivation going.

  • What keeps us invested in working for more than just a paycheck? From Maslow’s hierarchy of needs to self-determination theory, researchers are drawing on psychological science to understand the factors that keep employees engaged. More

    Mastering Motivation

    What keeps us invested in working for more than just a paycheck? From Maslow’s hierarchy of needs to self-determination theory, researchers are drawing on psychological science to understand the factors that keep employees engaged. More

  • People with a growth attitude may explore different interests and fight through challenges and setbacks, helping them to learn to love what they do, researchers find. More

    Young woman Harvesting and Storing Home Garden Vegetables

    Do You Discover Your Passion, or Cultivate It?

    People with a growth attitude may explore different interests and fight through challenges and setbacks, helping them to learn to love what they do, researchers find. More

  • Putting in a lot of effort to earn a reward can make unappealing prizes more attractive to kindergartners, but not to preschoolers, according to research published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. The findings revealed that when 6-year-olds worked hard to earn stickers that they More

    At What Age Does Hard Work Add a Shine to Lousy Prizes?

    Putting in a lot of effort to earn a reward can make unappealing prizes more attractive to kindergartners, but not to preschoolers, according to research published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. The findings revealed that when 6-year-olds worked hard to earn stickers that they More

  • People are more motivated to pursue a new goal, like hitting the gym or saving for retirement, on specific dates. More

    Monday Paper Calendar Blank Page with Spiral Binding as Time Management and Schedule Concept.

    Why Monday is the Best Day for Setting New Goals

    People are more motivated to pursue a new goal, like hitting the gym or saving for retirement, on specific dates. More

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