Whose Brains Respond to Carrots and Whose to Sticks?

Andy Hab
Andy Hab
Mar 9, 2021 · 12 min read
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Old logic sees punishment as motivation. Good ‘ole school systems used this: strict rules and give anyone who diverges of the righteous path a good beating. That will see them right. I grew up in Britain which still had the cane (a thin stick) as a punishment in schools — it was finally abolished when I was 14, but not before my brother and been given a good whipping at school. To be honest that…