Generally speaking, it is assumed that success, positive feelings and motivation are highly correlated.
“If you believe in yourself, you can accomplish anything!”
These words embody a commonly shared piece of folk wisdom in North America – prevalent both in-and-outside of the classroom.
But how exclusive is this sentiment?
Is the association between success and motivation an immutable 'one-way street' for humans … or is it just a cultural phenomenon?
In other words, are there instances when failure can boost motivation?
In my latest From Theory to Practice Video, I look at a classic piece of research that can help us answer that question:
Divergent Consequences of Success and Failure in Japan and North America (Steven J. Heine et al, 2001)
Here are some of the questions I tackle in this installment: