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Discipline

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Discipline

     The main focus of the Law of Effect is that all living
organisms, regardless of age or gender, learn to and
continue to react and behave according to the consequences
of their actions.  The learning method that results from
this is challenged by Alfie Kohn in Punished by Rewards: The
Trouble with Gold Stars, Incentive Plans, As, Praise, and
Other Bribes.  Kohn presents valid arguments and evidence to
back his opposition to the Law of Effect.  He believes that
praise, rewards, and grades inhibit mature growth and
behavioral development by making children feel they should
receive an incentive to learn, work, etc.  This results in
working not for the gaining of knowledge or even for
pleasure, but for compensation, be it material or social.  
     Kohn cites an experiment which involved young children
being observed through a one-way mirror.  In the room with
the children were various toys, including markers.  After
watching the children play an...

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