ERIC Number: EJ239127
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Oct
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Reinforcement, Behavior Constraint, and the Overjustification Effect.
Williams, Bruce W.
Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, v39 n4 p599-614 Oct 1980
Four levels of the behavior constraint-reinforcement variable were manipulated: attractive reward, unattractive reward, request to perform, and a no-reward control. Only the unattractive reward and request groups showed the performance decrements that suggest the overjustification effect. It is concluded that reinforcement does not cause the overjustification effect. (Author/RH)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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