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Pittenger, David J. – Teaching of Psychology, 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…
Descriptors: Behavior Change, Behavior Modification, Behavior Theories, Cognitive Processes
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Rileigh, Kathryn K. – Teaching of Psychology, 1993
Asserts that supplementary reading materials may be used successfully in undergraduate and graduate psychology courses. Reviews research into books used frequently to supplement required textbooks in college-level courses. Provides five criteria for selecting books and describes procedures for using them. (CFR)
Descriptors: Content Area Reading, Educational Strategies, Higher Education, Psychology