Incremental effects of reward on creativity.

@article{Eisenberger2001IncrementalEO,
  title={Incremental effects of reward on creativity.},
  author={Robert Eisenberger and Linda Rhoades},
  journal={Journal of personality and social psychology},
  year={2001},
  volume={81 4},
  pages={
          728-41
        }
}
The authors examined 2 ways reward might increase creativity. First, reward contingent on creativity might increase extrinsic motivation. Studies 1 and 2 found that repeatedly giving preadolescent students reward for creative performance in 1 task increased their creativity in subsequent tasks. Study 3 reported that reward promised for creativity increased college students' creative task performance. Second, expected reward for high performance might increase creativity by enhancing perceived… 

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