Monthly Archives: November 2015

Is Intrinsic Motivation Essential to School Success?

Big-data study smashes assumptions, shows that kids who are intrinsically motivated by math don’t score any higher than less intrinsically motivated peers. (But that kids who score high on assessments are likely to become intrinsically motivated…) Continue reading

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What Creates the Human Idea of Fairness?

MIT study of Tsimane’ People shows how fairness switches from “egalitarian” (everything split equally) to “merit-based” (more work equals more reward). Continue reading

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Surprise Winner In Study Of Old vs. Young Brains

Columbia study show that with the right motivation, healthy older brains may out-learn young ones. Continue reading

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