Positive feedback that undermines intrinsic motivation

Does positive feedback always have a positive effect on intrinsic motivation? Studies such as described in this book provide clear answers. Well done, your finger placement is very good! Suppose someone is learning a new skill because he is interested in learning that skill. John, for example, took lessons to learn play the Cello. Suppose his teacher would say:” In our previous lesson I suggested you would practice your finger placement, remember? Could you play something, so that I can see if I have explained myself properly last time?’ Suppose John would then play something and afterwards his teacher would say: “Your finger placement is very good, well done! It’s…
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Positive feedback that undermines intrinsic motivation

Does positive feedback always have a positive effect on intrinsic motivation? Studies such as described in this book provide clear answers. Well done, your finger placement is very good! Suppose someone is learning a new skill because he is interested in learning that skill. John, for example, took lessons to learn play the Cello. Suppose his teacher would say:” In our previous lesson I suggested you would practice your finger placement, remember? Could you play something, so that I can see if I have explained myself properly last time?’ Suppose John would then play something and afterwards his teacher would say: “Your finger placement is very good, well done! It’s…
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