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Punished by Rewards: The Trouble with Gold Stars, Incentive Plans, A'S, Praise, and Other Bribes

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An acclaimed author and lecturer indicts the practice of manipulating people with external incentives. Drawing on a wealth of psychological research, ... Show synopsis

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Jennifer

food for thought

by Jennifer on Jun 2, 2012

The basis of this book is America's philosophy of "Do this, Get that". Alfie Kohn presents die-hard positions on the harmful effects of using punishments and rewards, and instead sells "teachable moments" as the way to foster appropriate behavior. While this is a great book to make the reader think ... More

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