Thursday, August 23, 2012

Carrot vs. Stick

Negative reinforcement is not very useful for encouraging behavior; positive reinforcement works much better.

One of the most common mistakes struggling writers make is self-flagellation; it impedes their progress - substitute the carrot for the stick.

Joan Bolker

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