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Making Motivation Work

Our mission is to help integrate research findings across areas in motivation science and identify general principles at work in different settings and at different levels of analysis (from individual to interpersonal, small group to organizational).

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Furthering Motivation Science

Through its research seminars, conferences, and speaker series, the center provides opportunities for motivation scientists, practitioners, and policymakers to meet, discover their shared interests, and work together to further their common goals.

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Publications

These featured books, journal articles, and working papers from Motivation Science Center faculty, fellows, and members are a sample of the field’s most interesting and important recent findings.

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Motivation Science Events

INTERDISCIPLINARY CONFERENCE ON MOTIVATION SCIENCE
COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY, NY
MAY 2 & 3, 2015

by E.T. Higgins & Arie Kruglanski

Motivation Science Publications

The 8 Motivational Challenges: A Short Guide to Lighting a Fire Under Anyone-Including Yourself
by Heidi Grant Halvorson

FOCUS: Use Different Ways of Seeing the World for Success and Influence
by Heidi Grant Halvorson and E.Tory Higgins

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Attendance at Reunion 2015 Sets New Record

A record-breaking 2,500 alumni, guests, faculty and staff members, and students attended this year’s Reunion Weekend, which took place April 17–19.

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The Beginning of a Beautiful Friendship

Your former classmate might be the perfect business partner.

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Columbia Business School Professor Predicts How Changes in Banking Laws Could Fuel Emerging Economies of Tomorrow

New research tracks emerging countries’ economics activity after law changes and finds a boost in access to credit; increase in employment rate; increase in productivity and sales for firms

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How India Can Build Infrastructure

Rajiv Lall, executive chairman of the Infrastructure Development Corp. in India, says public/private partnerships won’t cut it.

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Chris Borland Makes the Hard Choice to Go Long

Chris Borland’s dramatic decision to retire at age 24 can teach us all something about the way we value the present and make hard decisions about the future.

photo ©Steve Schar/Flickr


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Eight Controversial Practices in the New Stock Market

New Research from Columbia Business School Makes Recommendations on How Regulators Should Intervene—If At All

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Clinton's 2016 Logo "Fail" Not Likely to Lose Voters

Criticism of the campaign logo dominated social media conversations around Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential bid. But logos are just a small part of a brand, and by the time election day rolls around, #logogate is likely to be long forgotten.

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Executive in Residence Jack Mitchell: Hug Your Customers

At Mitchells Family of Stores, a three-generation family clothing business, knowing the customer is the modus operandi.

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Damon Phillips to Serve as Co-Director of Tamer Center

In his new role, Professor Phillips will lead research and curriculum, as well as develop connections and support, for the Tamer Center.

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