Experiments on Intrinsic Motivation and Self-Regulation

HUFFINGTON POST: Don’t Curb Your Enthusiasm: The Problem With Being Cool

October 13, 2010 by Shannon

October 13th 2010. Knox College’s Tim Kasser and Richard Ryan, from the University of Rochester, have documented that external goals like appearance and possessions are associated with lower self-esteem, higher anxiety and lower well-being. Jennifer Crocker of the University of Michigan reports that, when self-esteem is based on external measures like appearance and approval, there...

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ABC NEWS: Looks, Money, Fame Don’t Bring Happiness

May 22, 2009 by Shannon

May 22nd 2009.   “Having lots of money, good looks and fame may sound like a sure ticket to happiness, but a new study suggests otherwise. Researchers at the University of Rochester in New York tracked 147 college graduates, evaluating their goals and their happiness at two points in time — one year after graduation,...

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