Punished by Rewards: The Trouble With Gold Stars, Incentive Plans, A'S, Praise and Other Bribes (Paperback)
 
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Punished by Rewards: The Trouble With Gold Stars, Incentive Plans, A'S, Praise and Other Bribes (Paperback)

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    The basic strategy we use for raising children, teaching students, and managing workers can be summarized in six words: Do this and you'll get that. We dangle goodies (from candy bars to sales commissions) in front of people in much the same way w......more

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The basic strategy we use for raising children, teaching students, and managing workers can be summarized in six words: Do this and you'll get that. We dangle goodies (from candy bars to sales commissions) in front of people in much the same way we train the family pet. Drawing on a wealth of psychological research, Alfie Kohn points the way to a more successful strategy based on working with people instead of doing things to them. "Do rewards motivate people?" asks Kohn. "Yes. They motivate people to get rewards." Seasoned with humor and familiar examples, Punished By Rewards presents an argument unsettling to hear but impossible to dismiss.

Alfie Kohn's six previous books include Punished by Rewards and No Contest: The Case Against Competition, as well as Beyond Displine and What to Look for in a Classroom. Descrilbed by Time magazine last year as "perhaps the country's most outspoken critic of educational fixation on grades and test scores," he is a popular lecturer, speaker to teachers, parents, and reasearchers accross the country. The author currently resides in Belmont, Massachusetts.

Author:
Kohn, Alfie
Genre:
PSYCHOLOGY / Education & Training
Audience:
College/higher education
Format:
Paperback
Pages:
431
Language:
English
Publisher:
Mariner Books
Publish Date:
09/30/1999
Copyright Year:
19930601
ISBN:
9780618001811
Height:
9.0 in
Wdth:
6.25 in
Thickness:
1.0 in
Unit weight:
1.15 lb
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