Essays Tagged: "Alfie Kohn"

Psychologial Motivation

d in doing so give both competition and sports a bad name. These 'poor sports' give writers such as Alfie Kohn valid arguments into the flip side of competition. They give him the ability to say that, ... 's going to be a winner and a loser some people feel that rivals cannot be friends. As mentioned by Alfie Kohn, studies show games played for a common goal by a group of people prove beneficial to som ...

(4 pages) 200 0 3.0 Oct/1996

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Group Polarization and Competitioning Political Behavior

ss of power.If both victory and extremism are necessary to retain power within thegroup, and if, as Alfie Kohn (1986) statedin his book No Contest: The Case Against Competition, competition is'mutuall ... once they are elected.At that point we expect cooperation,compromise, and a statesmanlike attitude. Alfie Kohn (1986) points outthat this expectation is entirely unrealistic (p.135). He also states th ...

(8 pages) 127 0 3.0 Jan/1996

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science

The Danger of Competition.

bove the others in terms of sports or academics, their achievement is not necessarily a good thing. Alfie Kohn, the author of "Why Competition?," says: "One extremely successful debater on my team use ...

(4 pages) 135 2 4.6 May/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing > Persuasive Writing

A paper about the value of home schooling compared to public school.

ds of the degree is the readiness with which insincere students gain passable grades by sham work." Alfie Kohn presents a strong and clear portrayal of all the aspects of grade inflation in his articl ... ke to heart the opinion of few and the general public becomes greatly misinformed.Works Cited:Kohn, Alfie. "The Dangerous Myth of Grade Inflation." The Chronicle of Higher Education. ...

(5 pages) 38 0 3.0 Nov/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Education

Businesses - The Real World You Never Saw

rcement in the business world these days.Throughout the article, Tom Peters threateningly critiques Alfie Kohn's argument "Incentives Can Be Bad for Business." In terms of attack and counter attack on ... or Business." In terms of attack and counter attack on the writer's viewpoints, Peters' response to Alfie Kohn's argument is clearly ingenious. Peters clearly argues and frames his point of view on th ...

(6 pages) 20 0 5.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Management

Businesses - The Real World You Never Saw

rcement in the business world these days.Throughout the article, Tom Peters threateningly critiques Alfie Kohn's argument "Incentives Can Be Bad for Business." In terms of attack and counter attack on ... or Business." In terms of attack and counter attack on the writer's viewpoints, Peters' response to Alfie Kohn's argument is clearly ingenious. Peters clearly argues and frames his point of view on th ...

(6 pages) 436 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Management

Grades In School

well as for identifying students to receive services.In “From Degrading to De-grading” by Alfie Kohn, discusses some of the effects of getting good grades and how receiving bad grades can af ... ed a low grade and I thought that I was not smart enough to achieve a higher grade for that course. Alfie Kohn said, “Students may lose interest in what they‘re learning as a result of grade ...

(5 pages) 41 1 4.0 Mar/2009

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Education