When paradigms clash: Comments on Cameron and Pierce's claim that rewards do not undermine intrinsic motivation

Richard M. Ryan, Edward L. Deci

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Abstract

Cameron and Pierce's (1994) conclusion that rewards do not pose a threat to intrinsic motivation is a misrepresentation of the literature based on a flawed meta-analysis. Their call to abandon cognitive evaluation theory is more an attempt to defend their behaviorist theoretical turf than a meaningful consideration of the relevant data and issues.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)33-38
Number of pages6
JournalReview of Educational Research
Volume66
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1996

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