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Is a Listener a Better Motivator than a Praiser?

To test the impact of listening versus positive reinforcement, psychology professor Richard Wiseman created an experiment using waiters.

Dr. Wiseman instructed one group of waiters to express appreciation to customers with comments like “great,” “good choice,” “sure,” “you bet,” “nice tie,” “thanks for your order,” and so on. 170 more words

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The Psychology of Human Misjudgment

When I saw this patterned irrationality, which was so extreme, and I had no theory or anything to deal with it, but I could see that it was extreme, and I could see that it was patterned, I just started to create my own system of psychology, partly by casual reading, but largely from personal experiencem, and I used that pattern to help me get through life. 465 more words

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Incentives melt minds with new track CORRODE - EP DUSK out June 30

Melbourne Hardcore legends Incentives dropped their huge new track ‘Corrode’ earlier this week. The quintet recruited their mate Max Chapman from fellow Melbourne hardcore act… 217 more words



Melbourne Hardcore legends Incentives are today dropping their huge new track ‘Corrode’. The quintet recruited their mate Max Chapman from fellow Melbourne hardcore act Imprisoned for guest vocals on the brawny, hard-out track, which is the first taste of their forthcoming EP ‘DUSK’, which will be available on June 30. 169 more words


...she will celebrate with her students.

Today we had our Puma-Opoly celebrations for our second grade students who completed their entire Puma-Opoly game board. The idea for this board came from many other schools in my district who do a similar program. 194 more words


Incentive Warfare Between Kansas and Missouri

Things have gotten crazy in KC when comes to the bidding war for jobs with incentives.

In major metropolitan areas, using tax incentives to lure businesses from one part of the region to another can sometimes seem like a big family fight. 142 more words


Fail fast... or not at all?

It’s been a few years since I have failed a student. Usually, the extensive scaffolding, phone calls home, opportunities for retakes and frequent attention/harassment I provide are enough to keep everyone on track, at least enough to earn an honest D. 763 more words

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