How do you instill and encourage intrinsic motivation in children? Will Lion reminds us that expectations of rewards means decreases likelihood of continuing an activity in his photo, at left (click to enlarge). Do external rewards motivate adults?
I stopped at this particular photo while browsing Lion's Mind bites photo set linking images to studies on the mind and brain. Go check it out, highly recommended.
When an adult daughter turns to mom and an external reward is given to help motivate, am I doing the right thing? When we share the reward? I guess we never stop worrying if we are being good mothers.