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On SAGE Insight: Children’s perceptions of the importance and value of reading

From Australian Journal of Education We may perhaps take for granted that the importance of reading is well understood by children, given the position of reading as a fundamental literacy skill, the regular practice of which is strongly associated with … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: Adaptation of Gaming Features for Motivating Learners

From Simulation & Gaming Many learning environments are quickly deserted by learners, even if they are efficient. Gamification of learning environments is a recent approach used to enhance learners’ motivation and participation.  In this article, authors are interested in gamification in order to address … Continue reading

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Special Section: Motivational self regulation across the life-span

From International Journal of Behavioral Development This special section in the IJBD is devoted to the topic ‘Motivational Self-Regulation Across the Lifespan.’  Theories of life-span development emphasize the importance of motivational or self-regulatory processes for successful development. These approaches set … Continue reading

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Free access to Autism articles to celebrate World Autism Awareness Day

Selection of articles From Autism To mark World Autism Awareness Day 2012 SAGE has freed access to the top 3 downloaded articles for the Autism journal. Evidence-Based Practices and Autism Social StoriesTM to improve social skills in children with autism … Continue reading

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When pooping babies become more appealing: The nonconscious pursuit of goals

When pooping babies become more appealing the effects of nonconscious goal pursuit on experienced emotions From Psychological Science This study considers the intensity of emotions people feel due to goals they nonconsciously pursue. Traditionally, emotions were seen as an obstacle … Continue reading

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Envy rather than admiration motivates people to better themselves

Why envy outperforms admiration From Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin This paper considers what motivates people to improve themselves. Across four studies the authors find that benign envy stimulates better performance. They reveal that admiration feels good but does not … Continue reading

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Brains plus beauty don’t add up: objectifying women lowers their math performance

When what you see is what you get: the consequences of the objectifying gaze for women and men From Psychology of Women Quarterly Women who are looked at as sexual objects not only react as sexual objects, they also exhibit … Continue reading

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The success of failure: The paradox of performance pay

From Review of Public Personnel Administration Although pay for performance seems theoretically and intuitively appealing and fair, the reality is very different for many.  It is claimed that “people tend to believe things they want to believe”. This article discusses … Continue reading

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