The effects of cooperation and competition on intrinsic motivation and performance.

@article{Tauer2004TheEO,
  title={The effects of cooperation and competition on intrinsic motivation and performance.},
  author={John M. Tauer and Judith Harackiewicz},
  journal={Journal of personality and social psychology},
  year={2004},
  volume={86 6},
  pages={849-61}
}
The authors examined the effects of competition and cooperation on intrinsic motivation and performance in 4 studies. Across 3 behavioral studies that involved shooting a basketball, no differences were observed between competition and cooperation on task enjoyment or performance. However, the combination of competition and cooperation (intergroup… CONTINUE READING