By All Available Means: Cameron and Pierce’s Defense of Extrinsic Motivators

ALFIE KOHN is an independent scholar and lecturer, 242 School Street, Belmont, MA 02178. He is the author of Punished by Rewards, No Contest: The Case Against Competition, and other books on human behavior, education, and social theory

Alfie Kohn

2008

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  • ALFIE KOHN is an independent scholar and lecturer, 242 School Street, Belmont, MA 02178. He is the author of Punished by Rewards, No Contest: The Case Against Competition, and other books on human behavior, education, and social theory
  • Cameron and Pierce’s meta-analysis, which purports to demonstrate that extrinsic rewards may not undermine intrinsic motivation, is unpersuasive by virtue of its methodology, its tendency to ignore important distinctions, and its failure to include certain evidence

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