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Why do new college students need alone time?

Why do new college students need alone time?

April 5, 2019

Spending time alone isn’t necessarily bad, especially for first-year college students. A new study shows that having a positive motivation for seeking solitude can be a predictor for successful adjustment to college life.

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One hundred years of solitude? Try 15 minutes instead

One hundred years of solitude? Try 15 minutes instead

November 21, 2017

In a series of experiments, Rochester psychologists found that people who sat alone without devices for 15 minutes and chose what to think about experienced the positive effects of solitude: feeling calmer and less anxious, without feeling lonely or sad.

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Six new faculty books for summer reading lists

Six new faculty books for summer reading lists

June 26, 2017

The hostess of a popular Parisian salon, the role of presidential power, and bullying and aggression among teenage girls are among the topics examined in new books by Rochester faculty. Here’s a selection of recent work.

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What really motivates us

What really motivates us

June 14, 2017

Is it money, power, and fame? Or rather fear and punishment? For nearly 40 years Richard Ryan and Edward Deci, the founders of self-determination theory, have sought to answer the question of human motivation.

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Why care about astronomy?

Why care about astronomy?

December 22, 2014

It’s true that astronomy has few practical applications and yet somehow its advances benefit millions of people across the world. Work itself is inherently valuable and it is somehow connected to our very existence. It stands alone and not as a path toward a paycheck or a practical application. Countless studies show just this.

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5th International Conference on Motivation Begins

5th International Conference on Motivation Begins

June 27, 2013

University of Rochester experimental psychologists Edward Deci and Richard Ryan will deliver the opening talks on Thursday.

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Psychologists Gather to Explore Motivation

Psychologists Gather to Explore Motivation

June 14, 2013

Hundreds of psychologists from 38 countries will gather in Rochester to share the latest scientific insights into the mysteries of human motivation during the Conference on Self-Determination Theory

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