Tag Archives: performance

To see and be seen: Celebrity practice on Twitter

From Convergence: The International Journal of Research into New Media Technologies This article examines the use of Twitter by famous people to conceptualize celebrity as a practice. Networked Media is changing celebrity culture, the ways that people relate to celebrity … Continue reading

Posted in Communication & Media, SAGE Insight | Tagged , , , , , | Comments Off on To see and be seen: Celebrity practice on Twitter

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

Posted in Psychology, SAGE Insight | Tagged , , , , , | Comments Off on Envy rather than admiration motivates people to better themselves

GCSE success determined by the neighborhood in which pupils live

Classifying pupils by where they live: how well does this predict variations in their GCSE results? From Urban Studies In the UK, this year’s record GCSE results may offer many young British students a great reason to celebrate, but for … Continue reading

Posted in Area and Ethnic Studies, Education, SAGE Insight | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off on GCSE success determined by the neighborhood in which pupils live