Is there ever a satisfactory answer to questions about what motivated a mass shooter? There is, but it’s not what you think.
Seeing grit as a panacea among historically disadvantaged students can be a dangerous distraction from other barriers to student retention.
Elton John is still standing after at least five previous retirement announcements. An expert in music psychology explains why intrinsic motivation is behind many musicians’ reluctance to retire.
Secondary school exams are here, with all the stress they bring. But parents can help their teenagers stay engaged by getting the motivational basics right and keeping a sense of perspective.
The idea of provoking trauma for organisational benefit is profoundly wrong.
Despite knowing the health benefits of exercise and the harms of inactivity, many of us still struggle to find the motivation to get moving.
The threat of COVID may be receding, but the fall-out will continue to affect business in the coming year, requiring strong leadership to navigate uncertain times.
Motivation plays a large part in educational success. Of students who sat the PISA test in 2018, 73% indicated they would have put in more effort had the scores counted towards their school marks.
To learn to be more proactive, start by viewing yourself as someone who cares about the environment and the future.
Art classes and STEM toys are nice, but there are simple and free ways parents can encourage their child’s creativity – or keep it from getting squashed.
For a learner to be the best and to win awards, their peers must lose. This expense is far too great to ignore in a country fraught with inequalities.
Simone Biles’ recent Olympics withdrawal is a reminder for all of us to balance our passions with our emotional well-being — as both work in unison.
International students are a vulnerable population who have faced many stressors in the COVID-19 pandemic. Emotional intelligence can help navigate these.
The motives and biases behind our actions shape how we see the world and everything in it. Understanding our biases means we can contain their negative influence and advance justice in our society.
After more than a year of idealizing life without COVID-19, people are starting to reenter ‘normal’ life. Clinical psychology provides guidance on how to prepare for your post-pandemic reboot.
5 ways to use use what you know to bring new challenges within reach.
In order to keep students honest, research suggests that educators should focus on what’s driving them to learn in the first place.
The excitement or stress experienced by candidates can energize them and increase their chances of success, according to a new study.
When setting a new year’s goals, look closely at the reasoning behind it. Is it something you want to do, or think you should? The answer can help predict the outcome.
During the early stages of the pandemic, people adapted to changing situations by making new and different choices. But how did they make these decisions? Motivation theory can explain the process.