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Extrinsic Motivation Strikes Out Again


I’ve written three books and countless blog posts (see Best Posts On “Motivating” Students) about the importance of encouraging intrinsic motivation, and how the extrinsic kind will not get us what we want.

There are countless studies backing up this perspective, but researchers keep going back for more.

Today, The Washington Post wrote about another and headlined it They offered to pay people to go to the gym. Guess what happened?

Here’s an excerpt:

Author: Larry Ferlazzo

I'm a high school teacher in Sacramento, CA.

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