ERIC Number: EJ546621
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: 0
Reconsidering the Overjustification Effect: A Guide to Critical Resources.
Pittenger, David J.
Teaching of Psychology, v23 n4 p234-36 Dec 1996
Briefly reviews the research literature concerning the overjustification effect. The effect describes the situation where positive reinforcement reduces one's intrinsic motivation for a behavior, thereby decreasing the probability that the behavior will be repeated. Notes the limitations of this explanation and recommends a broader representation of contemporary theories of reinforcement. (MJP)
Descriptors: Behavior Change, Behavior Modification, Behavior Theories, Cognitive Processes, Critical Thinking, Higher Education, Incentives, Learning Strategies, Literature Reviews, Motivation Techniques, Positive Reinforcement, Psychology, Reinforcement, Rewards, Social Behavior, Student Motivation, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reference Materials - Bibliographies; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers; Teachers; Practitioners
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