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 B. Hennessey and B. 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… Expand
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