Re: losing motivation

Subject: Re: losing motivation
From: Shannon Ford - Technical Writer <shannon -at- UNIFACE -dot- ALAMEDA -dot- CA -dot- US>
Date: Mon, 25 Jul 1994 14:58:00 -0700

>>In fact, we demonstrated a number of times that paying people
>>to even _think about_ doing the task was sufficient to reduce their later
>>interest. This is a very reliable and well-studied phenomenon, explained
>>by a transference of motivation from the intrinsic interest of the task
>>to the extrinsic reward for completing the task, given a

This doesn't provide much hope for our work staying creative
and interesting! :-)


Notice he says `given a sufficiently-large reward'

So most of us probably don't have to worry too much <grinny grinny>

shannon -at- uniface -dot- alameda -dot- ca -dot- us

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