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Punished by Rewards: The Trouble With Gold Stars, Incentive Plans, A'S, Praise and Other Bribes
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Mariner Books
Publication date September 30, 1999
Pages 431
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780618001811
ISBN-10 0618001816
Dimensions 1 by 6.25 by 9 in.
Weight 1.15 lbs.
Original list price $15.95
Summaries and Reviews
Summary
Criticizes the system of motivating through reward, offering arguments for motivating people by working with them instead of doing things to them (view table of contents)
Amazon.com description: Product Description:
The basic strategy we use for raising children, teaching students, and managing workers can be summarized in six words: Do this and you'll get that. We dangle goodies (from candy bars to sales commissions) in front of people in much the same way we train the family pet. Drawing on a wealth of psychological research, Alfie Kohn points the way to a more successful strategy based on working with people instead of doing things to them. "Do rewards motivate people?" asks Kohn. "Yes. They motivate people to get rewards." Seasoned with humor and familiar examples, Punished By Rewards presents an argument unsettling to hear but impossible to dismiss.


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Hardcover
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from Replica Books (August 1, 2001); titled "Punished by Rewards: The Trouble With Gold Stars, Incentive Plans, As, Praise, and Other Bribes"
9780735101388 | details & prices | 6.00 × 9.50 × 1.25 in. | 1.80 lbs | List price $34.95
About: Criticizes the system of motivating through reward, offering arguments for motivating people by working with them instead of doing things to them
With Tony Brescini (other contributor), Slamet Mujiono (other contributor), Pat Shand, Larry Watts | from Houghton Mifflin (October 1, 1993); titled "Punished by Rewards: The Trouble With Gold Stars, Incentive Plans, A'S, Praise, and Other Bribes"
9780395650288 | details & prices | 6.25 × 9.25 × 1.25 in. | 1.55 lbs | List price $22.95
This edition also contains Grimm Fairy Tales Presents Robyn Hood 'Riot Girls' 1
About: Criticizes the system of motivating through reward, offering arguments for motivating people by working with them instead of doing things to them
Paperback
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The price comparison is for this edition
from Mariner Books (September 30, 1999); titled "Punished by Rewards: The Trouble With Gold Stars, Incentive Plans, A'S, Praise and Other Bribes"
9780618001811 | details & prices | 431 pages | 6.25 × 9.00 × 1.00 in. | 1.15 lbs | List price $15.95
About: Criticizes the system of motivating through reward, offering arguments for motivating people by working with them instead of doing things to them
With Susan Wiggs | Reissue edition from Houghton Mifflin (January 1, 1995); titled "Punished by Rewards: The Trouble With Gold Stars, Incentive Plans, A'S, Praise, and Other Bribes"
9780395710906 | details & prices | 6.00 × 9.00 × 1.25 in. | 1.25 lbs | List price $13.95
This edition also contains The Maiden of Ireland
About: Criticizes the system of motivating through reward, offering arguments for motivating people by working with them instead of doing things to them

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