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ERIC Number: EJ546621
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1996
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ISSN: ISSN-0098-6283
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)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reference Materials - Bibliographies; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers; Teachers; Practitioners
Language: English
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