Motivation & Favour…

“The highest and noblest motivation is not a guarantee of success; in most cases of higher leadership opportunity seems to have played the greater role in the development of a leader. Napoleon, explaining his career, has affirmed that a ‘man is only a man, he can do nothing unless circumstances are in his favor.’” Captain… Read More

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Flaming Heart…

“Nothing splendid was ever created in cold blood. Heat is required to forge anything. Every great accomplishment is the story of a flaming heart.” Arnold H. Glasgow (1905 to 1998) His business was a humour magazine that he marketed to firms nationally, which firms would turn it into their “house organ” to send to their… Read More

Do You Have Motivation or Discipline?

Introduction Every January many of us will make a New Year’s resolution, with the aim of losing weight or getting fit being one of them for many. However, by February, many resolutions will fall by the wayside and fail – with many gyms experiencing a decrease in traffic after the first and second months of… Read More

What Impact does Motivational Dispositions have on Mood Symptoms & Emotional Regulation?

Research Paper Title Psychopathological Correlates and Emotion Regulation as Mediators of Approach and Avoidance Motivation in a Chinese Military Sample. Background Approach and avoidance motivation have been thoroughly studied in common mental disorders, which are prevalent in the military context. Approach/avoidance motivational dispositions underlie emotion responses and are thought to influence emotion dysregulation. However, studies… Read More

Why Fitness is Essential to Students

As a student, finding time for fitness activities is challenging. However, there are different ways you can incorporate exercise into your schedule and still manage to focus on your education. Students involved in sporting activities in school are usually in luck because they have to train and play, which contributes to fitness. Fitness has several… Read More

What is the Impact of Social Category Diversity on Motivation Gains in Exercise Groups?

Research Paper Title The Impact of Social Category Diversity on Motivation Gains in Exercise Groups. Background Exercising with a virtual partner can increase motivation by 208%, but may be moderated by partner characteristics. We tested the impact of social category diversity (ingroup/outgroup membership) on motivation with a virtual exercise partner. Methods Participants (N = 96)… Read More

Exergames for Obesity Prevention: Can We Use Discrepancy in Players’ Abilities as a Strategy to Motivate Physical Activity?

Research Paper Title Two-player partnered exergame for obesity prevention: using discrepancy in players’ abilities as a strategy to motivate physical activity. Background Physical inactivity is associated with obesity and type 2 diabetes. A key obstacle to physical activity is lack of motivation. Although some interactive exercise games (i.e. exergames – video games that require physical… Read More