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Tables of Contents for Punished by Rewards
Part One THE CASE AGAINST REWARDS
Skinner-Boxed: The Legacy of Behaviorism
Pigeons and Rodents and Dogs
Bring In the Reinforcements
Behind the Appeal of Behaviorism
Is It Right to Reward?
Saving Room for Just Deserts
Treating People Like Pets
Is It Effective to Reward?
Do Rewards Change Behavior?
Do Rewards Improve Performance?
The Trouble with Carrots: Four Reasons Rewards Fail
Rewards Rupture Relationships
Rewards Ignore Reasons
Rewards Discourage Risk-taking
Cutting the Interest Rate: The Fifth Reason Rewards Fail
The Old Man's Plan
The Scope of the Effect
The Reason for the Effect
``But If We Just ...''
Minimizing the Damage
The Praise Problem
``Good Work!'' vs. Good Work
Hooked on Praise
The Fear of Spoiling
Part Two REWARDS IN PRACTICE
Pay for Performance: Why Behaviorism Doesn't Work in the Workplace
Why Incentives Fail
The Five Problems with Rewards ... at Work
Lures for Learning: Why Behaviorism Doesn't Work in the Classroom
The Motivation to Learn
Making Students Learn
Tighter Control: The Case of Special Education
``How'm I Doin'?''
Bribes for Behaving: Why Behaviorism Doesn't Help Children Become Good People
The Price of Obedience
The Consequences of ``Consequences''
``And If You're Good ...''
Part Three BEYOND REWARDS
Thank God It's Monday: The Roots of Motivation in the Workplace
Step One: Abolish Incentives
Step Two: Reevaluate Evaluation
Step Three: Create the Conditions for Authentic Motivation
Hooked on Learning: The Roots of Motivation in the Classroom
Remove the Rewards
Need We Grade?
The Straight-A Student: A Cautionary Tale
From Degrading to De-Grading
Learning as Discovery
The Three C's Again
Collaboration: Learning Together
Content: Things Worth Knowing
Choice: Autonomy in the Classroom
Good Kids Without Goodies
Solving Problems: Return of the Three C's
The Role of the Schools
The Chance to Choose
Degrees of Freedom
Barriers to Choice
Freedom from Rewards
Appendix A: A Conversation with B. F. Skinner
Appendix B: What Is Intrinsic Motivation?
Appendix C: The Behaviorists Talk Back