2011

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The What-The-Hell Effect

14 March 2011

What pizza and cookies can teach us about goal-setting.

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The Dark Side of Goal-Setting

8 March 2011

Targets are everywhere, but poorly set goals can be dangerous.

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How Powerful is an Apology?

28 February 2011

We assume saying sorry will help to mend fences, but do we overestimate the power of apology?

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Reaching Life Goals: Which Strategies Work

16 February 2011

Should you rely on willpower, role models and step-by-step plans to reach your goals in life? Psychological research sorts good advice from bad.

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The Zeigarnik Effect

8 February 2011

What can waiters, the TV series ‘Lost’ and the novelist Charles Dickens teach us about avoiding procrastination?

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How to Commit to a Goal

31 January 2011

Psychological experiments demonstrate the power of a simple technique for committing to goals.

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Success! Why Expectations Beat Fantasies

20 January 2011

Are you building castles in the sky? Psychologists have found that fantasising about future success can be dangerous.

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