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

Author: Alfie Kohn
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Company, [2018]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Twenty-fifth anniversary editionView all editions and formats
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Modern society has been conditioned into the behaviorist thinking of B. F. Skinner, contends Kohn, and rewards like incentive plans and candy actually undermine efforts to teach students, manage workers, and raise children. He sets out the scientific case against rewards, looks at rewards in practice, and considers motivation beyond rewards.
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Kohn, Alfie, author.
Punished by rewards
Boston : Houghton Mifflin Company, [2018]
(DLC) 2018013426
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alfie Kohn
ISBN: 9781328450524 132845052X
OCLC Number: 1083903946
Description: xii, 466 pages ; 23 cm
Responsibility: Alfie Kohn ; with a new afterword by the author.

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The basic strategy we use for raising children, teaching students, and managing workers can be summarised in six words: Do this and you'll get that. We dangle goodies (from candy bars to sales  Read more...

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