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Providing Extrinsic Reward for Test Performance Undermines Long-Term Memory Acquisition

Kuhbandner, Christof, Aslan, Alp, Emmerdinger, Kathrin and Murayama, Kou (2016) Providing Extrinsic Reward for Test Performance Undermines Long-Term Memory Acquisition. Frontiers in Psychology 7 (79), pp. 1-12.

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Abstract

Based on numerous studies showing that testing studied material can improve long-term retention more than restudying the same material, it is often suggested that the number of tests in education should be increased to enhance knowledge acquisition. However, testing in real-life educational settings often entails a high degree of extrinsic motivation of learners due to the common practice of ...

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Item type:Article
Date:13 January 2016
Institutions:Psychology and Pedagogy > Institut für Psychologie > Alumni or Retired Professors > Lehrstuhl für Psychologie VI (Pädagogische Psychologie und Medienpsychologie) - Prof. Dr. Christof Kuhbandner
Projects:Open Access Publizieren (DFG)
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10.3389/fpsyg.2016.00079DOI
Keywords:testing effect, Motivation, high-stakes testing, Long-term memory, monetary reward, extrinsic motivation
Dewey Decimal Classification:100 Philosophy & psychology > 150 Psychology
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes, this version has been refereed
Created at the University of Regensburg:Yes
Item ID:33002
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