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Overjustification Effect: Definition & Examples

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What is the overjustification effect?

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1. What does it mean to be 'intrinsically motivated'?

2. What does it mean to be 'extrinsically motivated'?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The overjustification effect is an unusual psychological phenomenon. This quiz will test you on what it means, as well as examples of it and terms relating to it.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This overjustification effect quiz tests your ability to:

  • Define the overjustification effect
  • Recall what it means to be intrinsically motivated
  • Understand what it means to be extrinsically motivated
  • Recognize an example of the overjustification effect
  • Determine what is and is not an example of extrinsic motivation

Skills Practiced

  • Critical thinking - use this information to consider if something is or is not an example of extrinsic motivation
  • Defining key concepts - accurately define the overjustification effect
  • Information recall - remember the knowledge you have gained about the overjustification effect

Additional Learning

The lesson titled Overjustification Effect: Definition & Examples covers the following objectives:

  • Differentiate between intrinsically and extrinsically motivated
  • Summarize the effects of the overjustification effect
  • List examples of it
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