Punished by Rewards: The Trouble with Gold Stars, Incentive Plans, A's, Praise, and Other Bribes (Google eBook)
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.
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Review: Punished by Rewards: The Trouble with Gold Stars, Incentive Plans, A's, Praise and Other BribesUser Review - Belcantomom - Goodreads
I have been wanting to read this for a long time and finally got all the way through it. After being a Communication Skills Instructor for 5 years and studying NVC and the like, this is right down my ... Read full review
Review: Punished by Rewards: The Trouble with Gold Stars, Incentive Plans, A's, Praise and Other BribesUser Review - Randall - Goodreads
This book is a scathing indictment of common practices and beliefs that are pervasive in our society, and thereby radical, although the evidence, dutifully presented, shows that experts are ... Read full review