The Flaws Of Punishment As A Motivator

  • It’s behavior suppressing powers usually disappears when the threat of punishment is removed.
  • It often triggers a fight-or-flight response and renders us aggressive if escape is not an option.
  • It inhibits the ability to learn new and better responses,often leading to responses such as escape, aggression, and learned helplessness
  • Punishment also fails to show subjects what they must doand instead focuses on what not to do.
  • It isoften applied unequally as we are ruled by biasin our assessment of who deserves to be punished.

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