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Do Parents Nurture Narcissists By Pouring On The Praise? : Shots - Health News : NPR
"When a kid does something amazing, you want to tell her so. You might tell her that she's very smart. You might tell her that she's a very special kid. Or you might say that she must have worked really hard. On the surface, they all sound like the same compliments. But according to Brad Bushman, a communications and psychology professor at Ohio State University, the first two increase the child's chances of becoming a narcissist. Only the last one raises the child's self-esteem and keeps her ego in check."
childrearing  psychology  psychology-sociopath-psychopath  motivation-psychological  warnings 
march 2015 by daguti
Why Your Brain Wants To Help One Child In Need — But Not Millions : Goats and Soda : NPR
The same exact principle that Malcolm Gladwell introduces in "David & Goliath", in the chapter about the girl who got into Brown and failed out because she was a small fish in a big pond - people performing so much better than her. Objectively, she should have gotten a B or C, but in seeing the effortless A's of her classmates, she felt useless and just gave up. The same principle is at work here -- people see one hungry girl and pony up the cash. But when they hear about the millions, they feel paralyzed and seemingly prefer to not give.
charity  psychology  motivation-psychological 
november 2014 by daguti
To Get Help From A Little Kid, Ask The Right Way : Shots - Health News : NPR
"If you say something like, "Please help me," the kids are more likely to keep playing with their Legos. But ask them, "Please be a helper," and they'll be more responsive, researchers report Wednesday in the journal Child Development. ---------------------- (sales-online, copy-writing) = Being called a helper makes kids feel like they're embodying a virtue, says Christopher Bryan, a psychologist at the University of California, San Diego and one of the researchers behind the study." ................... "The phenomenon isn't unique to kids. In a previous study, Bryan found that asking grown-ups, "How important is it to you to be a voter?" was more likely to motivate them to get to the polls than asking them about the importance of voting. Interestingly, Bryan says, "Noun-based appeals to not cheat are [also] more effective than a verb-based approach." Sure, you may not want to cheat — but you really don't want to see yourself as a cheater."
childrearing  children  psychology  motivation-psychological  sales-online  marketing-tactics--writing-copy 
april 2014 by daguti
Why Backup Plans (Sometimes) Boost Motivation — PsyBlog
"Just the same is true when motivating others: give people options to get them interested at the start, but towards the end, they should be reduced to avoid distraction." Projects should look like a funnel: Lots of options in the beginning, then when success is assured, it gets really pointed and narrow.
psychology-choice  leadership  motivation-psychological  management 
february 2013 by daguti
How A Middle-School Principal Persuaded Students To Come To School : Planet Money : NPR
I wonder if he knows how powerful this random element is:
"And he threw in an element of randomness: The first kids in line when the doors opened might get 20 tickets."
motivation-psychological  startups-going-above-and-beyond  leadership  teaching 
december 2012 by daguti
Cool Tools: Beeminder.com
motivation-psychological = The link in the last sentence leads to a story that explains the psychology behind why this tool works.
motivation-psychological  psychology  personal-development  tools 
march 2012 by daguti
Top Three Motivators For Developers (Hint: not money!) | Lessons of Failure - Daniel Pink
I’m not making this up, nor am I just drawing on anecdotal experience. Watch this 18 minute video from TED and I’ll bet you’re convinced too:
employees  tedtalks  video  motivation-psychological  management  psychology  leadership 
april 2010 by daguti
rewards.pdf (application/pdf Object)
Similar to the "paying kids to solve math problems" issue
motivation exercise psychology children
motivation-psychological  leadership  psychology  children  management  mind  brain  exercise  psychology-rewarding  filetype:pdf  media:document 
april 2009 by daguti
Maslow's hierarchy of needs - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Maslow's hierarchy of needs is a theory in psychology that Abraham Maslow proposed in his 1943 paper A Theory of Human Motivation,[1] which he subsequently extended to include his observations of humans' innate curiosity.
psychology  motivation-psychological 
april 2008 by daguti
Lucent's Essays - Overjustification Effect Explains Away Religious Morality
Overjustification Effect Explains Away Religious Morality "or 'Why you can't keep consistently exercising'" - why paying children to do well in school will ultimately lead to their demotivation - God stuff of why paying kids to do math problems will not work
formerly at http://essays.dayah.com/6515.html
motivation-psychological  exercise  psychology  children  leadership  management  mind  brain  psychology-rewarding 
august 2006 by daguti

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