Latest Incentive Stories

2012-05-09 21:33:39

Caltech researchers find that loss aversion may be the culprit In sports, on a game show, or just on the job, what causes people to choke when the stakes are high? A new study by researchers at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) suggests that when there are high financial incentives to succeed, people can become so afraid of losing their potentially lucrative reward that their performance suffers. It is a somewhat unexpected conclusion. After all, you would think that the...

2012-03-28 10:50:25

It is fairly common for clinical research participants to receive payment for expenses such as travel and parking. What has raised ethical questions are payments or incentives given to encourage people to participate in research or to use a specific health intervention or care plan as part of the research. In a paper published in PLoS Medicine, Carnegie Mellon University's Alex John London argues that when incentives are used to encourage people to engage in healthy activities from which...

2012-03-15 13:00:00

There are two new ways for Avista customers to save money when installing Evluma LED Retrofits. Evluma 50W LED Clearlights qualify for Avista's 2012 Commercial Lighting Incentives and also qualify for Custom Project Proposals. Avista customers can swap out an existing 250 Watt HID bulb for a 50W Evluma Clearlight and receive a $200.00 incentive per unit after filling out the Commercial Lighting Incentive Agreement for the Interior and Exterior Lighting Program. Avista customers that want to...

Word of the Day
  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'