Tag Archives: reinforcement

Game Apps that I Love to Hate


Do you guys have games that you play on your smartphones or tablets that drive you crazy? You know, the ones that, for the life of you, you can’t figure out WHY IN GOD’S NAME you are wasting your life … Continue reading

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Is Free Will Really Free?


I’m sure I’ll live to regret this, but I have the itch to write about free will today.  What the heck, it’s Friday, right?  I was reading The Desire for Autonomy on one of my favorite blogs, The Creativity Post.  In that … Continue reading

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Intrinsic Motivation can be Aversive


A few days ago, a friend of mine, Matt Welch, wrote something on his blog that totally blew my mind. There’s been so much conversation lately, on this blog and others, debating the use and value of intrinsic and extrinsic … Continue reading

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Intrinsic vs. Extrinsic Motivation…a false dichotomy?


I had a fascinating “debate” of sorts with some of my Twitter colleagues two weeks ago. We were discussing the recent article, Freakonomics Goes to School and Teaches Us the Right Way to Bribe Kids, that appeared in The Atlantic … Continue reading

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