In no surprise to teachers and parents everywhere, a new study finds that punishing someone for their behavior may actually result in an increase in the behavior that’s being targeted.

Science Daily published a summary of the study under the headline Motivation through punishment may not work.

Here’s an excerpt:

The experiment itself was a series of experiments where participants would get electric shocks by pressing on a particular key on a keyboard. The explanation is long and complicated. The paper is behind a paywall. I bought it, read it, and still don’t understand it.

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