andrewducker + motivation   38

Tracking your goals can make you enjoy them less
Doesn't apply to goals you hate doing in the first place, of course. Which is how I feel about most exercise.
exercise  motivation  psychology 
march 2017 by andrewducker
Believing You Can Get Smarter Makes You Smarter
Teaching people that intelligence is malleable makes them more likely to improve their ability.
psychology  intelligence  learning  iq  motivation  education  mind  research 
january 2010 by andrewducker
Wanting and Liking are two different things
Which might explain why sometimes you crave things you don't even like...
psychology  neuroscience  motivation  pleasure 
september 2009 by andrewducker
The evolutionary origin of depression
The speculation is just that, but the bit on detaching from unattainable goals is fascinating.
psychology  depression  stress  motivation 
june 2009 by andrewducker
Positive thinking's negative results
Dr Wood suggests that positive self-statements cause negative moods in people with low self-esteem because they conflict with those people’s views of themselves. When positive self-statements strongly conflict with self-perception, she argues, there is not mere resistance but a reinforcing of self-perception. People who view themselves as unlovable find saying that they are so unbelievable that it strengthens their own negative view rather than reversing it. Given that many readers of self-help books that encourage positive self-statements are likely to suffer from low self-esteem, they may be worse than useless.
psychology  motivation  optimism 
june 2009 by andrewducker
Finding flow
U.S. teenagers experience flow about 13 percent of the time that they spend watching television, 34 percent of the time they do hobbies, and 44 percent of the time they are involved in sports and games. Yet these same teenagers spend at least four times more of their free hours watching TV than doing hobbies or sports. Similar ratios are true for adults.
psychology  motivation  flow 
may 2009 by andrewducker
How to manage
Some fantastic advice. I wish more of my managers had read things like this.
management  work  leadership  motivation 
january 2009 by andrewducker

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