Learning of pleasure and pain

Oct 13, 2012

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One does not automatically enhance learning by making learning fun—by making it pleasurable. Nor does one enhance learning by making it materially rewarding (a fact amply demonstrated by the failure of recent efforts to improve student performance with often substantial material incentives).

Book review in Science by Barry Schwartz of Beyond Pleasure and Pain How Motivation Works by E. Tory Higgins Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2012

Post by Jonathan Rees

Clinical academic and skin watcher at the University of Edinburgh

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