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ERIC Number: EJ187215
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1978
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Reward, Distraction, and the Overjustification Effect
Smith, Timothy W.; Pittman, Thane S.
Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 36, 5, 565-72, May 78
This study tests two differing hypotheses: the competing response hypothesis, which states that both reward and non-reward distractions produce decreases in interest which weaken over repeated trials, and the attribution/overjustification hypothesis, which maintains that rewards produce a decrease in interest that does not weaken over trials. Subjects were 138 college students. (CM)
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Language: English
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