News tagged with social motivation

Can Twitter make you fitter?

On a recent Saturday, Pat Wagner knew she should have been getting ready for boxing class. The 60-year-old Carrollton resident spent the last five years cutting her weight in half, dropping 150 pounds and adopting an entirely ...

Aug 20, 2013
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The King Louie effect

Children are socially motivated to learn at a much younger age than previous studies have suggested, according to new research undertaken by the School of Psychology.

Jul 18, 2013
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Comparing to others may improve motivation for self-care

Comparing yourself to others who are either worse off or are not coping well may increase your motivation to take better care of yourself when facing an illness or disease, according to researchers at Penn State and Drexel ...

Mar 21, 2013
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