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Extrinsic Motivation

The Beatings Will Continue Until Morale Improves

Steve Nelson | Posted 07.14.2016 | Education
Steve Nelson

America is doubling down on a losing hand. Education reform policy is destined to fail because it is based on a fundamentally flawed understanding of human motivation.

Here's Proof 'Doing What You Love' Pays Off

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 07.14.2014 | Healthy Living

Career advice to "follow your passion" or "do what you love" has fallen out of favor in recent times and is often dismissed as hackneyed and unrealist...

The Happiness Deferral Chain: Music Versus Test Preparation

Susan D. Blum | Posted 01.27.2013 | Education
Susan D. Blum

Over Thanksgiving weekend, my college-student daughter started singing. My father, a pediatrician, asked what he thought was a rhetorical question. "Why do kids know the words to every song but they can't memorize something for a test that will get them a higher grade?"