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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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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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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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A Critical Provision Saved, But Challenges Remain for the Affordable Care Act

Andrew Stern, senior fellow at Columbia’s Richman Center for Business, Law, and Public Policy, discusses the implications of last Thursday’s Supreme Court ruling on the Affordable Care Act and the challenges the legislation still faces ahead.

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10 Ways to Create a Culture of Open Communication

Creating a culture of open communication can be one of the best ways to inspire excellent performance, improve employee morale, and foster a warmer corporate culture, says Alexander Tuff ’03.

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It's Time to Reform International Taxation

Taxing subsidiaries of international corporations as separate entities isn’t working

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Europe's Attack on Greek Democracy

It’s not about the money, says Columbia Business School’s resident Nobel laureate. It’s about forcing Greece to buckle under.

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Modi's Whirlwind First Year

Arun Jaitley, Narenda Modi’s first lieutenant, describes how far India has come — and what still needs to be done.

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Columbia Business School Welcomes Six New Board Members

In May, Columbia Business School welcomed six new members to its esteemed Board of Overseers.

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Columbia Startup Lab Revs Its Engines for Year Two

It’s been exactly one year since the Columbia Startup Lab opened its doors at 175 Varick Street as a shared workspace for budding Columbia entrepreneurs. With a proven track record and a full roster for the coming year, you might say the lab is a startup success story itself.

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Wearing a Suit Makes You More Powerful (but Not in the Way You Think)

Research by Professor Michael Slepian says wearing formal clothing makes a person feel in control and influences the way they view the world.

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Women in Business: Brooke Richman, Founder of Coop & Spree

Brook Richman ’13, founder and CEO of coop & spree, a women’s apparel and accessories boutique, is profiled.

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