Girls who are more confident in their math skills are more likely to pursue math-intensive degrees.
High school girls who are more confident in their math abilities are more likely to pursue math in college and beyond.
A large body of research has shown students who were relatively old among their peers are more likely become professional sports players.
The reason isn't your astrological sign, but rather the role your birth date plays in deciding when you enter school. Children who are older than their peers in school tend to do better.
Information and relationships are increasingly online, which can make it hard to know who to trust.
As long as there are no hidden agendas, it is surprisingly simple to reach the right decision when faced with contradictory information.
A podcast about confidence – from how it works in our brains and whether it can get us ahead at work to how confidence tricksters fool people into falling for their scams.
There’s a strong correlation between happiness and innovation.
Societies that are happier than others would be reflecting more confidence and trust in their institutions and economic systems.
Exercise is recommended as an effective non-opioid strategy for non-cancer pain such as fibromyalgia and chronic low back pain. Yet most adults living with chronic pain do not exercise. Or they exercise very little.
Research shows that exercise offers promise -- as an alternative to prescription opioids -- for relieving chronic pain.
When children test their own boundaries in thrilling play, they develop self-confidence, resilience and risk management skills
Did you know there has never been a safer time to be a child in Canada? Research shows that kids need freedom outdoors to explore exhilaration and fear, and discover their own limits.
Andy Murray – world number one tennis player.
Confidence in sports, exams and other endeavours in life, can be counter-productive.
From 'power poses' to yoga poses, varying claims have been made about their effects on our health and happiness. But why do they work at all?
South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma. His supporters within the African National Congress continue to hold sway, for now.
A revolt within the African National Congress against South Africa's President Jacob Zuma has reached new heights. He has survived, but the repercussions will be felt for some time to come.
There’s no such thing as a perfect pregnancy body.
Women are no longer eating for two – or one, for that matter.
Do you ever feel like this? It’s not helping you get smarter…
We now have access to an Internet containing a vast store of information much bigger than any individual brain can carry - and that's not always a good thing.
The Duke Blue Devils had confidence in their 2015 bracket.
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Simply filling out a bracket – even with random or uninformed choices – is enough to boost your confidence in success, and to get you to put more money on the line.
Opposing a candidate is more confidence-building, and action-driving, than supporting one.
Opposition inspires more confidence in one's position than support and also helps to turn judgments into actions. This helps explain why attack ads are a crucial tool in politicians' arsenals.
Many low-scoring students think they’ve done better than they actually have, meaning they’re more likely to take risks in testing situations.
Confidence is a strong correlate to test scores, but many low-scoring students are over-confident and should be more realistic about their abilities.
Heavier children do less well in school but it’s not about ability.
UConn Rudd Center for Food Policy Obesity
Heavier people are less likely to be hired and more likely to be fired – and some of this may begin at school.
You might never know that you’re hard of thinking.
This is the second article in a series, How we make decisions, which explores our decision-making processes. How well do we consider all factors involved in a decision, and what helps and what holds us…