The Myth of the Spoiled Child | Quote 01342

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…different kinds of motivation exist, which behave differently and have different sources. “Extrinsic” motivation refers to an outcome outside of the task in which one is engaged; one might be induced to read, for example, to get a prize or someone’s approval . It’s all about the reward. “Intrinsic” motivation, on the other hand, means wanting to do something for its own sake— to read just to acquire information or because it’s exciting to see what direction the story might take.

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Alfie Kohn


The Myth of the Spoiled Child

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