What does the test purport to measure? The RMP is clear in that it is intended to measure an individual’s motives – what Professor Steven Reiss called basic desires or psychological needs. According to the theory of 16 basic desires, our motives determine our values, influence the development of our personality traits, and predict our behavior. […]READ MORE
As our children get older, especially when they transition from Primary to Secondary School, conversations around the dining table get shorter and shorter. How was your day? Ok. What do you mean ok? It was ok. Do you have anything else to say? No. Why is it that as they get older, it gets harder and […]READ MORE
These days, it is common to hear parents lament, “My child is so unmotivated in his studies. He is always playing computer games.” Ever since I came across Dr Steven Reiss’ ground-breaking research on human
motivation, I’ve come to this conclusion: everyone is motivated.
The challenge is to discover what motivates this child/student, what he values highly that he would give his time and energy to. Successful parents and impactful teachers are more often than not, simply the ones who have discovered the right motivators.