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Punished by rewards : the trouble with gold stars, incentive plans, A's, praise, and other bribes

Kohn, Alfie. (Author).

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Kirtland Community College Library BF 505 .R49 K64 1999 30775305475213 General Collection Available -

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  • ISBN: 0618001816
  • ISBN: 9780618001811
  • Physical Description: print
    xiv, [430] 431 p. ; 23 cm.
  • Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Co., [1999]

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 377-411) and indexes.
Formatted Contents Note: Skinner-Boxed: The legacy of behaviorism -- Is it right to reward? -- Is it effective to reward? -- The trouble with carrots: Four reasons rewards fail -- Cutting the interest rate: The fifth reason rewards fail -- The praise problem -- Pay for performance: Why behaviorism doesn't work in the workplace -- Lures for learning: Why behaviorism doesn't work in the classroom -- Bribes for behaving: Why behaviorism doesn't help children become good people -- Thank God it's Monday: The roots of motivation in the workplace -- Hooked on learning: The roots of motivation in the classroom -- Good kids without goodies.
Summary, etc.: Criticizes the system of motivating through reward, offering arguments for motivating people by working with them instead of doing things to them.
Subject: Reward (Psychology)
Motivation (Psychology)
Behaviorism (Psychology)
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