The USC Performance Science Institute


USC Performance Science Institute

What do elite performers, athletes, entrepreneurs, and business leaders have in common?

According to research, these groups share similar abilities for motivating themselves and others, curiosity for developing skills and expertise, and commitment to goals and outcomes. At the PSI, our mission is to teach students and stakeholders about the science and application of these abilities in high stakes ventures, research the best strategies for personal striving and developing organizational values, and to build the academic and career discipline of performance science in business.

Our goal is to help students, entrepreneurs and organizations compete and excel in any pursuit through the applied practices of performance science.  Our teaching focuses on our ClassesMinor in Performance Science, Events, and the Student-Run Performance Science Club. Our research involves research with military and elite populations, as well as organizational research on the role of individual mindset on culture and values. 

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