Immediate Reward Hikes Student Performance


PsychCentral, June 27, 2012


With improved classroom performance an urgent goal in the U.S., a newly deployed intervention uses psychological theory introduced 50 years ago to show that a positive stimulus/response encounter can change human behavior.

In the current study, researchers from the University of Chicago proved that test performance can improve dramatically if students are offered rewards just before they are given standardized tests and if they receive the incentive immediately afterward.

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