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The Effect of Praise and Competition on the Persisting Behavior of Kindergarten Children

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Theta Holmes Wolf

The Effect of Praise and Competition on the Persisting Behavior of Kindergarten Children
The Effect of Praise and Competition on the Persisting Behavior of Kindergarten Children

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The Effect of Praise and Competition on the Persisting Behavior of Kindergarten Children was first published in 1939. Minnesota Archive Editions uses digital technology to make long-unavailable books once again accessible, and are published unaltered from the original University of Minnesota Press editions.

No. 15, Institute of Child Welfare Monograph Series

In this study of five-year-olds, an experimenting psychologist has gone beyond previous investigators and attempted to show what factors in the presentation of a task and also in a child’s permanent social field seem to be related to persisting behavior and motivation.

Important for psychologists, school principals and teachers, and all who would understand the effect of incentives, is her finding that the nature of the task and – in at least some instances – the order of its presentation in a series have a marked effect on persisting performance.

The Effect of Praise and Competition on the Persisting Behavior of Kindergarten Children

Theta Holmes Wolf was a research assistant in the Institute of Child Welfare, University of Minnesota.

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