News tagged with motivation
(Medical Xpress) -- When the average person thinks of an IQ test, they think of a measurement of intelligence. A test designed to find those of high intelligence who will go on to succeed in academics and ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Apr 26, 2011 | 3.4 / 5 (8) | 3 |
Suppose you had $1,000 to invest in the stock market. How would you decide to pick one stock over another? Scientists have made great progress in understanding the neuroscience behind how people choose between ...
Neuroscience Apr 19, 2013 | not rated yet | 0 |
Using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) for before-and-after analysis, a team of researchers including a UC Santa Barbara graduate student discovered positive changes in brain activity in children with autism who ...
Autism spectrum disorders Feb 14, 2013 | 1 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Public campaigns that call upon people to think and act interdependently may undermine motivation for many Americans, according to new research published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Scienc ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Jan 22, 2013 | not rated yet | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—Researchers have found that smokers who successfully quit feel less anxious afterwards - despite a widely held belief that smoking relieves stress and giving up makes you feel more on edge.
Psychology & Psychiatry Jan 03, 2013 | not rated yet | 3 |
It is commonly assumed that you can "work up an appetite" with a vigorous workout. Turns out that theory may not be completely accurate – at least immediately following exercise.
Health Sep 12, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
(Medical Xpress) -- Were often told to count our blessings and be grateful for what we have. And research shows that doing so makes us happier. But will it actually change our behavior towards others?
Psychology & Psychiatry Aug 10, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
The inferior members of swimming or running relay teams those athletes who fared poorest in individual races showed the greatest gains when performing as part of a team, and those gains were even greater during ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Jul 24, 2012 | 4.5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
A new study testing the benefits of a virtual exercise partner shows the presence of a moderately more capable cycling partner can significantly boost the motivation by as much as 100 percent ...
Health May 24, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
A new study by Stanford psychologist Paul O'Keefe suggests that the culture of our learning and working environments can have long-term effects on our goals and motivation.
Psychology & Psychiatry May 11, 2012 | 4.1 / 5 (8) | 2 |
(Medical Xpress) -- For many people, the motivation to exercise fluctuates from week to week, and these fluctuations predict whether they will be physically active, according to researchers at Penn State. In an effort to ...
Health Feb 13, 2012 | 4.8 / 5 (5) | 0 |
The extent to which we are able to activate our muscles voluntarily depends on motivation and will power or the physical condition and level of fatigue of the muscles, for instance. The latter particularly ...
Neuroscience Dec 05, 2011 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
Money can make people act crazy, but there is a small group of people that act more rationally than most, and this behavior may be due to their high "cognitive control," according to a new study being published in the Nov. ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Nov 09, 2011 | 5 / 5 (1) | 1 |
(Medical Xpress) -- A new University of Alberta study says when it comes to goal setting, your unconscious mind can be a great motivator.
Psychology & Psychiatry Aug 26, 2011 | 3 / 5 (2) | 0 |
Researchers studying mice are getting closer to understanding how stress affects mood and motivation for drugs.
Addiction Aug 10, 2011 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Motivation is the internal condition that activates behavior and gives it direction; energizes and directs goal-oriented behavior. The term is generally used for human motivation but, theoretically, it can be used to describe the causes for animal behavior as well. This article refers to human motivation. According to various theories, motivation may be rooted in the basic need to minimize physical pain and maximize pleasure, or it may include specific needs such as eating and resting, or a desired object, hobby, goal, state of being, ideal, or it may be attributed to less-apparent reasons such as altruism, morality, or avoiding mortality.
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