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"a clear, convincing demonstration of the shortcomings of pop-behaviorism, written with style, humor, and authority," Kirkus Reviews
"Every parent, teacher, and manager should read this book -- and hurry." -- Thomas Gordon, founder of Parent Effectiveness Training
Every teacher, manager and MBA student should read this book. Counterintuitive to most Western thinking, this book makes perfect sense backed by compelling evidence. Read morePublished 5 months ago by David A.C. Hay
Other reviewers have already made note of this but it is worth repeating: Kohn is seriously misinformed about the empirical studies that have been conducted within education and... Read morePublished on May 13 2004 by Amazon Customer
I'm not sure how many times I've had to deal with this sort of confused analysis. Mr. Kohn is on track on many points, but is about as uninformed of modern behaviorism as he could... Read morePublished on April 27 2004 by Matthew
Alfie Kohn's views on punishment and reward have changed the way I teach and will change the way I parent. This book is an incredible insight to the damaging effects of rewards. Read morePublished on March 7 2004
This book was a watershed for me as a professional manager of people. As most of America, I too was convinced that rewards such as monetary bonuses and the like were the only way... Read morePublished on March 4 2004
Kohn offers research instead of folk wisdom to conclude something seemingly counterintuitive to most folks: rewards actually undermine performance. Why? Read morePublished on June 15 2003 by R. Davison
Most of the reviewers seem to confuse rewards with reinforcers. An extrinsic reward is not guaranteed to be a reinforcer. Read morePublished on April 23 2003 by Kim H. Pries
Alfie Kohn, In his book Punished by Rewards, makes some very useful observations in opposition to using rewards to reinforce behavior. Read morePublished on July 1 2002 by Kris Erskine