The effects of verbal reinforcement of intrinsic motivation for sex-linked tasks

  title={The effects of verbal reinforcement of intrinsic motivation for sex-linked tasks},
  author={Peter Blanck and Harry T. Reis and Linda A. Jackson},
  journal={Sex Roles},
Recent studies have demonstrated that positive verbal feedback enhances males' intrinsic motivation for a task, while decreasing that of females. This result has been attributed to differential socialization forces which make the controlling aspects of rewards more salient for females as opposed to males, for whom the informational aspects are prepotent. A weakness in this conclusion stems from the use of a masculine sex-linked task in prior experiments, producing a result which may be due to… Expand
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