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Do you agree?

 Tasks that are intrinsically motivating
 enhance creativity

 Extrinsic motivation diminishes
 creativity
To be creative people need
 Creativity relevant skills
   to see the things in a unique way, to
   produce unusual responses

 Domain relevant skills
   to be able to do the task well

 Task motivation
   the persistence to keep at the task
Issues
 Is the extrinsic reward interpreted as
 controlling?


 Does it diminish feelings of competence
 and free will?
   Engagement contingent rewards and
   Completion-contingent rewards and
   Performance contingent rewards
      Performance contingent rewards can be viewed as
      less controlling
Issues
 If the interpersonal style of administering
 performance-contingent rewards is
 relatively pressuring, the rewards tend to
 be experienced as more controlling,
 thereby leading to more diminishment of
 intrinsic motivation

 When the interpersonal style is relatively
 noncontrolling, the rewards tend to be
 experienced as more informational, thereby
 leading to less diminishment or possible
 enhancement of intrinsic motivation.
Conclusions
 Rewards made contingent upon doing,
 completing, or excelling at an interesting activity
 undermine intrinsic motivation for that activity

 Positive feedback showed enhancement, and only
 unexpected and task-noncontingent rewards
 showed no effects
    Positive feedback enhanced both free-choice behavior
    and self-reported interest
    Age had an effect
       Tangible rewards tended to be more detrimental for children
       than college students, and verbal rewards tended to be less
       enhancing for children than college students.
Do Organizations want Creativity?
What if we:
 Didn’t search for the skills the organization
 needs but looked for people on the
 periphery?

 Didn’t socialize new members but
 encouraged disobedience and active
 opposition?

 Didn’t strive for efficiency but opted for
 many competing designs at one time?
Integrating ideas –
create possible final exam questions
  Examine the separate ideas, theories,
  constructs within weeks and across
  weeks.

   Develop questions that integrate
  different ideas and that will bring
  these different ideas together.
    One idea might inform another
    One idea might be linked to the other

				
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