Research

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Our research program consists of three objectives:

1. Consolidate and disseminate research related to performance science.

We are entering a time when research exists that rigorously examines the role of mindset (i.e., thoughts and feelings) in applied settings. We serve as a resource for groups and individuals looking for research on specific topics.

We publish blog posts on Thrive Global related to performance science. We also visit groups and organizations and give presentations on mindset and performance science.

2. Measure the effectiveness of interventions that aim to improve individuals' mindset.

All organizations would like high performance from their employees, but approaches to improve performance are often based on non-supported claims about behavior. What’s more, rarely are data-based approaches taken to measure the effectiveness of these interventions. We work with organizations to measure the effectiveness of any wellness programs they have implemented to strengthen mind and body.

3. Conduct multi-method research with individuals and organizations in diverse contexts.

We work in collaboration with the Center for Body Computing, the Institute for Creative Technologies, and other research groups to develop projects related to mindset and performance. For example, we have examined the role of emotion regulation in performance among various performers, focusing on the effectiveness of strategies that increase gratitude and optimism.