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"Punishment and reward proceed from basically the same psychological model, one that conceives of motivation as nothing more than the manipulation of behavio...
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"Punishment and reward proceed from basically the same psychological model, one that conceives of motivation as nothing more than the manipulation of behavior." -Alfie Kohn
“If people are good only because they fear punishment, and hope for reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed.” Albert Einstein
What do fame, wealth and lots of sex bring? Exactly the opposite of what you think.
Blog post: http://www.electrik.co/blog/5741031244955648/fulfillment “To do more for the world than the world does for you – that is success.” - Henry Ford “Do…
Being happy isn't just about you - helping others find happiness helps you find your own true happiness!
What makes a happy family? How do you know if you're doing a good job as a parent? Inspired by Zach Braff's latest movie, "Wish I Was Here" we decided to bri...
I recently ran a workshop where we went around the circle making up the worst things that can happen to you at work. The answers came very quickly and there was a lot of laughing, but of course when
"We are living in an age when sleep is more comfortable than ever and yet more elusive." The Ancient Greeks believed that one fell asleep
The startling physiological effects of loneliness, optimism, and meditation. In 2013, Neil deGrasse Tyson hosted a mind-bending debate on
Hard work and skills will only get you so far. The most successful people also find joy in working life. It's not as difficult as it may seem. Here...
Researchers discover increased brain size in areas such as the visual cortex are an essential element of evolution.
One day, a man saw time itself stop, and as David Robson discovers, unpicking what happened is revealing that we can all experience temporal trickery too
Analysis of some 14,000 college student surveys over the last three decades finds that self-reported levels of empathy for others have decreased. Steve Mirsky reports
Trains are fascinating places (full disclosure, I’m on a very un-fascinating train right now). Tens or hundreds of straphangers crowd into each car, standing within inches ...
For the last few weeks, I’ve written about a simple idea: far from being automatic, empathy often requires a choice to engage with others’ emotions. This ...
Recent discoveries in neurofeedback can teach you to be less of a dick.
If you consider your friends family, you may be on to something. A study from the University of California, San Diego, and Yale University finds that friends who are not biologically related still resemble each other genetically.
Is it actually possible? What if there's some attraction there? Have you ever found yourself trapped in the, "friend zone?" This week on The Science of Love ...
Research shows that people who gossip the most have very high levels of anxiety. They are generally not particularly popular because they cannot be trusted.
New research reveals what really happens when Harry meets Sally. (Attraction, Just Between Friends | Psychology Today http://t.co/VO2joGKUTO)
Beards may help win a fight, but not win over the opposite sex
This week on Science of Happiness, Julian takes participants outside of the lab to find out why being kind makes you happier. Share this episode! http://on.f...
People in unhappy marriages may have thicker carotid arteries and be at higher risk of heart disease, research suggests.
Get off the monotonous treadmill of your job, and seek a different running path of meaning on your journey toward career satisfaction.
Learning through Connecting GamesPlaying is the means by which we grow to recognize connections between things, to learn to succeed in the environment around us, and to know the world in general. We
In times of struggle, people get more groupish.
People tend to stereotype psychological phenomena. It’s tempting to think that stress is always bad, resilience is always good, and so forth. Like other stereotypes, these ...