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Get motivated and stay motivated: Eight keys for pursuing long-term goals

Aug. 16, 2012—Setting a goal—and sticking to it—can be difficult for anyone. A new study co-authored by Vanderbilt management and sociology professor Bruce Barry examines how certain types of professionals sustain their motivation and enthusiasm over very long periods.

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Law, Business and Politics releases Research


Dopamine impacts your willingness to work

May. 1, 2012—A new brain imaging study that has found an individual’s willingness to work hard to earn money is strongly influenced by the chemistry in three specific areas of the brain.

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Education and Psychology Research