Psychology of Productivity Resources

Finding What You Need

There are various elements integral to the implementation of productivity enhancing habits and thought patterns including exercises, courses, and mindset training.

Using the Resources

We have provided both links and references to the actual studies as well as works based on the studies and collections and integrations of these principles.

Research Studies

These are a collection of many of the most impactful and highly referenced research studies in the psychology of productivity.


These are many of the most powerful and popular books expanding on the research into productivity mindsets and techniques.


These are the highest recommended courses (online and in person) available for individuals and organizations to enhance and integrate the principles of productive mindsets.


Here are studies and collections of research and information on the psychology of productivity.

Research Studies


Online Courses

Self Study

Published Studies in the Psychology of Productivity

The Distracted Mind: Ancient Brains in a High-Tech World
Gazzaley, A., & Rosen, L., 2016

Cyberslacking and the Procrastination Superhighway: A Web-Based Survey of Online Procrastination, Attitudes, and Emotion

Managing Motivation: A Manager’s Guide to Diagnosing and Improving Motivation
Pritchard R.D., & Ashwood, E.L., 2008

Inner work life: Understanding the subtext of business performance. Amabile, T.M., and Kramer, S.J. 2007 Harvard Business Review, 85:5, 72-83, 2007

Anticipating cognitive effort: Roles of perceived error-likelihood and time demands. Dunn, T.L., Inzlicht, M., & Risko, E.F. (2019). Psychological Research, 83, 1033-1056.

Evidence-Based Productivity Improvement: A Practical Guide to the Productivity Measurement and Enhancement System. Pritchard, R.D., Weaver, S.J., & Ashwood, E.L., 2012

The effects of sleep extension on the athletic performance of collegiate basketball players. Mah CD; Mah KE; Kezirian EJ; Dement WC. SLEEP 2011;34(7):943-950.

Future Time Perspective and Promotion Focus as Determinants of Intraindividual Change in Work Motivation. Kooij, D.T., Bal, P.M., & Kanfer, R., Psychology and Aging, 2014

Books on the Psychology of Productivity

Krech, G. (2017). The art of taking action: Lessons from Japanese Psychology. Monkton, VT: Tōdō Institute Books.

Griffith, S. (2019). The Time Cleanse; A Proven System to Eliminate Wasted Time, Realize Your Full Potential, and Make Time For What Matters Most. New York, NY: McGraw Hill Education.

Kogon, K. (2016). The 5 Choices: The Path to Extraordinary Productivity. New York, NY: Simon & Schuster.

Zenker, P. (2014). The Productivity Zone: Stop the Tug of War with Time.  Devon, PA: Smart Moves Coaching LLC

Clear, J. (2018). Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones. New York, NY: Penguin.

Courses on Productivity and Mindset

Productivity Videos