It’s often asked: why don’t we think of everyday people as heroes? Well, what makes some people’s stories inspirational and other not? Let’s say you want to inspire young people to make the most of their lives – how do you do that? What stories are the best to tell or what videos are likely to be shared the most? We’ll tap into the latest psychological research to find out.
Resources for this Episode
- Klein, N., & Obrien, E. (2017). The power and limits of personal change: When a bad past does (and does not) inspire in the present. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 113(2), 210-229. doi:10.1037/pspa0000088. The article is also available for immediate download here.
- Why we are so attracted to a good story
- Motivation at Work
- Expectancy Theory of Motivation