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ERIC Number: EJ652634
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2001
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ISSN: ISSN-0044-0728
Five Reasons To Stop Saying "Good Job."
Kohn, Alfie
Young Children, v56 n5 p24-28 Sep 2001
Offers five reasons to stop use of positive social reinforcement, or praise, with young children. Maintains that praise manipulates children by taking advantage of their need for adult approval and exploits that dependence for adult convenience, creates "praise junkies," steals the child's pride in his or her own accomplishment, reduces interest in the praised activity, and reduces achievement level. (KB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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