Punished by Rewards

Punished by Rewards

The Trouble With Gold Stars, Incentive Plans, A's, Praise, and Other Bribes

Book - 1993
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Baker & Taylor
Criticizes the system of motivating through reward, offering arguments for motivating people by working with them instead of doing things to them

Book News
To quote the press release: "Alfie Kohn writes and speaks widely on human behavior, education, and social theory." Beyond that, his qualifications are not spelled out, but his case against extrinsic awards is backed up with substantial notes and references and is thus head and shoulders above many other books for general audiences on what motivates people. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.

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Criticizing a system of motivating through reward, a persuasive argument for motivating people by working with them instead of doing things to them uses the latest psychological research to emphasize its theory. 15,000 first printing. Tour.

Publisher: New York : Houghton Mifflin, [1993]
Copyright Date: ©1993
ISBN: 9780395650288
Branch Call Number: 153.85 KOHN
Characteristics: xiv, 398 pages ; 24 cm


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