Applying Herrnstein's Matching Law to Influence Students' Choice to Complete Difficult Academic Tasks

@article{Skinner1996ApplyingHM,
  title={Applying Herrnstein's Matching Law to Influence Students' Choice to Complete Difficult Academic Tasks},
  author={C. Skinner and Sheri L. Robinson and G. Johns and Pat Logan and P. Belfiore},
  journal={Journal of Experimental Education},
  year={1996},
  volume={65},
  pages={5-17}
}
Abstract In an extension of choice research and Herrnstein's matching law to a more ecologically valid setting, college students were asked to work on a control mathematics assignment containing 16 three-digit by two-digit multiplication (3 × 2) problems and an experimental assignment that contained 16 equivalent 3 × 2 problems plus six interspersed 1 × 1 problems. Afterwards, they rated the experimental assignment as less difficult and time-consuming and requiring less effort than the control… Expand
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