People sometimes prefer burning hot pain to thinking too hard

When faced with a challenging mental task, some people would rather endure literal pain than use their brain power.   According to a new study, published Nov. 17 in the journal eLife, the prospect of performing a difficult mental task can be just as off-putting as the threat of a painful experience, like having a […]

A growth mindset of interest can spark innovative thinking — ScienceDaily

From climate change to the ongoing pandemic and beyond, the issues facing today’s world are increasingly complex and dynamic. Yet solving problems like these — which interweave social, environmental, physical, and political factors — requires new approaches that extend beyond traditional ways of thinking. It requires people to draw upon and integrate seemingly disparate areas […]