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Main Title Punished by rewards : the trouble with gold stars, incentive plans, A's, praise, and other bribes /
Author Kohn, Alfie.
Publisher Houghton Mifflin Co.,
Year Published 1999
OCLC Number 42704566
ISBN 0618001816; 9780618001811
Subjects Reward (Psychology) ; Motivation (Psychology) ; Behaviorism (Psychology) ; Motivations. ; Râecompenses. ; Comportement. ; Psychologie. ; Anreiz. ; Belohnung. ; Leistungsmotivation. ; Motivationspsychologie.
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EHBM  BF505.R48K65 1999 CEMM/ACESD Library/Narragansett,RI 12/15/2014
Collation xiv, 431 pages ; 23 cm
Includes bibliographical references (pages 377-411) and indexes.
Contents Notes
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. Criticizes the system of motivating through reward, offering arguments for motivating people by working with them instead of doing things to them.