This sounds a bit familiar - Nathan
This sounds a bit familiar|
Have you ever considered yourself "smart, but lazy"? Read this: The Inverse Power of Praise
, and the author's blog
on the subject
|Date:||February 15th, 2007 11:28 pm (UTC)|| |
|Date:||February 16th, 2007 12:02 am (UTC)|| |
It's a much more interesting read when you're a parent and have to think how to apply such advice to your own kid. Also, when your kid is not quite 1, you have to think about how much of a study of school kids is applicable.
|Date:||February 16th, 2007 03:20 pm (UTC)|| |
Wow, thanks. Parts of it really make me cringe for my own behavior, both for seeing myself in the 'smart' child's roll as well as the adult's roll now that I have a baby.
This research sounds true. Also, the intermitent reward I've heard before as part of "Don't Shoot the Dog", which is a great book on animal/people training based on behavioral research. Interesting how the MRI work confirms some of the theories in that.