Driving Motivation (Step 2)
ReadOasis Step 2 (Part 1) Doctor Harry Harlow made a difficult puzzle. At least he thought it was difficult. On a block of wood, he placed a metal catch called a hinge. A hinge is a piece of metal joined to a door. It allows the door to open... Read more
Driving Motivation (Step 3)
ReadOasis Step 3 (Part 1) Professor Harry Harlow thought that he had created a difficult puzzle. He placed a hinge on a block of wood. A hook held the hinge closed. A pin blocked the movement of the hook. To open the hinge you first had to remove the... Read more
Driving Motivation (Step 3)
ReadOasis Step 3 (Part 2) That discovery was surprising enough. Even more surprising was that a reward could interfere with that motivation. When the monkeys were given a treat to encourage them to play with the hinge, they made more mistakes and solved the puzzles less frequently. This third... Read more
Driving Motivation (Step 3)
ReadOasis Step 3 (Part 3) Pink provides some interesting examples of the way this third drive has led to some important developments. Perhaps the most dramatic has been the rise of Wikipedia. The online encyclopedia does not pay any of its contributors. Yet thousands of people regularly write pages... Read more
Driving Motivation (Step 2)
ReadOasis Step 2 (Part 2) That discovery was surprising enough. Even more surprising was this. Rewards can actually hurt motivation. When monkeys received treats to encourage them to play with the hinge, they made more mistakes. They solved the puzzles less frequently. This third drive is at the heart... Read more
Driving Motivation (Step 2)
ReadOasis Step 2 (Part 3) Pink provides some interesting examples. He says that the third drive has led to some significant developments. Perhaps the most dramatic has been the rise of Wikipedia. Wikipedia does not pay any of its writers. Yet thousands of people regularly write and edit pages... Read more