Social influences on creativity: the effects of contracted-for reward.

@article{Amabile1986SocialIO,
  title={Social influences on creativity: the effects of contracted-for reward.},
  author={T M Amabile and Britton Hennessey and Bathsheba Grossman},
  journal={Journal of personality and social psychology},
  year={1986},
  volume={50 1},
  pages={14-23}
}
Three studies were conducted to examine the effects of reward on children's and adult's creativity. The primary hypothesis was that explicitly contracting to do an activity in order to receive a reward will have negative effects on creativity, but receiving no reward or only a noncontracted-for reward will have no such negative effects. All three studies provided support for this hypothesis. Moreover, this support appears to be strong and generalizable across different subject populations… CONTINUE READING
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