Ever heard the story that 'extrinsic' rewards undermine intrinsic motivation? Maybe extrinsic rewards just need to be of the right value!
Author: Katinka van der Kooij
Anxiety and boredom: the spices that generate Flow
Anxiety and boredom are experiences most of us loath. Click to read how brief moments of them keep us in a blissfull state of flow.
Motivation: just a story?
What is motivation? And how important are experiences of motivation? The first blog in the October series on motivation.
Walking in Circles
When we are lost, we may feel doomed to walk in circles. Click to find out why we sometimes really tend to walk in circles.
Safe Step To Take 2/2
The young versus the old: Do the young know better which hurdles can be safely taken? Click to find out.
Safe Steps to Take 1/2
For many senior citizens, walking involves a risk of falling. Do seniors know how risky different steps are? Click to read an interview with Nick Kluft, who investigated this question!
The Slide is an Oppressive Toy
The design of playground toys influences how we interact with them. Some toys stimulate exploration whereas others do not. Click to read why that matters.
How to coach: 5 tips
Do you want to coach someone? Click to read 5 tips on how to use reward and punishment!
Could logical reasoning improve your skateboarding?
Some smart people are very bad at learning new movements. For instance a skate board trick or a salsa move. Does logical reasoning contribute to learning new movements at all? Click to find out.
When you repeatedly fail, you need to change something in your behavior. In other words, you need to explore. But what do you do when you no longer know what to change? Here you read how your brain cells can explore by themselves.