Rewards and Punishment

Exploring the Limitations of Rewards and Punishments: Why They Fall Short in Achieving Lasting Behavioral Change

Rewards and punishments are often employed as tools for motivation and behaviour modification. While they can be effective in certain situations, there are several reasons why they may not always work as intended:

While rewards and punishments can be useful in some specific contexts, it is essential to consider their limitations and potential drawbacks. Alternative approaches, such as fostering intrinsic motivation, providing autonomy, and focusing on understanding and addressing underlying causes, can often lead to more sustainable and meaningful behavior change.