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What Motivates Creativity? | Moments of Genius | Big Think

What Motivates Creativity? | Moments of Genius | Big Think | Human Condition | Scoop.it

Extrinsic motivation, in contrast, is the daily pressure we feel from outside incentives – grades, salaries, and promotions – put in place to encourage output. Here’s the question: Is creative output the product of intrinsic or extrinsic motivation? Do we need a reason to work? Or is passion enough?

 

Read more to find out:

http://bigthink.com/insights-of-genius/what-motivates-creativity

 


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Is that whole gamification thing really over? | Information Age

Is that whole gamification thing really over? | Information Age | Human Condition | Scoop.it
The enterprise gamification industry is in dire need of some tough love
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Quite good comments on Hacker News: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=8009702

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Massachusetts SWAT teams claim they’re private corporations, immune from open records laws

Massachusetts SWAT teams claim they’re private corporations, immune from open records laws | Human Condition | Scoop.it
Unusual law enforcement counsels that operate the SWAT teams say they aren't public entities.
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A SWAT team blew a hole in my 2-year-old son (UPDATE)

A SWAT team blew a hole in my 2-year-old son (UPDATE) | Human Condition | Scoop.it
That's right: Officers threw a flashbang grenade in my son's crib -- and left a hole in his chest. It gets worse
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We collectively must bring these people to justice. Doing violence as part of a government job is no excuse.

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The slow death of purposeless walking

The slow death of purposeless walking | Human Condition | Scoop.it

A number of recent books have lauded the connection between walking - just for its own sake - and thinking. But are people losing their love of the purposeless walk?

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That “Distressed Baby” Who Tim Armstrong Blamed for AOL Benefit Cuts? She’s My Daughter.

That “Distressed Baby” Who Tim Armstrong Blamed for AOL Benefit Cuts? She’s My Daughter. | Human Condition | Scoop.it
Late last week, Tim Armstrong, the chief executive officer of AOL, landed himself in a media firestorm when he held a town hall with employees to explain why he was paring their retirement benefits. After initially blaming Obamacare for driving up the company’s health care costs, he pointed the finger...
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Will the Growing Militarization of Our Police Doom Community Policing?

Will the Growing Militarization of Our Police Doom Community Policing? | Human Condition | Scoop.it
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A Few Thoughts on Cryptographic Engineering: RSA warns developers not to use RSA products

A Few Thoughts on Cryptographic Engineering: RSA warns developers not to use RSA products | Human Condition | Scoop.it
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The real answer why it was default? The NSA said it should be...

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Groklaw - Forced Exposure ~pj

Groklaw - Forced Exposure ~pj | Human Condition | Scoop.it

"I can't tell how deeply disturbing it is to know that someone, some stranger, has gone through and touched all your underwear, looked at all your photographs of your family, and taken some small piece of jewelry that's been in your family for generations."


"I feel like that now, knowing that persons I don't know can paw through all my thoughts and hopes and plans in my emails with you."

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Observations From a Tipless Restaurant, Part 5: Sex, Power and Tips | Jay Porter

Observations From a Tipless Restaurant, Part 5: Sex, Power and Tips | Jay Porter | Human Condition | Scoop.it
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Your app makes me fat

Your app makes me fat | Human Condition | Scoop.it
In 1999, Professor Baba Shiv (currently at Stanford) and his co-author Alex
Fedorikhin did a simple experiment on 165 grad students.They asked half to
memorize a seven-digit number and the other half to memorize a two-digit number.
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Jaron Lanier: The Internet destroyed the middle class

Jaron Lanier: The Internet destroyed the middle class | Human Condition | Scoop.it
Kodak employed 140,000 people. Instagram, 13. A digital visionary says the Web kills jobs, wealth -- even democracy
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With few other outlets, inmates review prisons on Yelp

With few other outlets, inmates review prisons on Yelp | Human Condition | Scoop.it
The site best known for restaurant reviews has also become a place to report serious abuse.
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Rehabilitation or Punishment: When we think of someone in prison what do we desire for them?

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How to hack your body language for better interviews

How to hack your body language for better interviews | Human Condition | Scoop.it
Research interviews go best when participants feel comfortable and confident — they’re more verbal, more willing to explore, and more willing to play along. So when an interview isn’t going well, I check for signs…
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The Critical Importance of Kindness

The Critical Importance of Kindness | Human Condition | Scoop.it
Science says lasting relationships come down to—you guessed it—kindness and generosity.
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hugelkultur: the ultimate raised garden beds

hugelkultur: the ultimate raised garden beds | Human Condition | Scoop.it
Soil on wood makes a raised garden bed that can support your favorite garden plants all summer without irrigation
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The Legend of The Blind MC

The Legend of The Blind MC | Human Condition | Scoop.it
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Dear America, I Saw You Naked

Dear America, I Saw You Naked | Human Condition | Scoop.it
On Jan. 4, 2010, when my boss saw my letter to the editor in the New York Times, we had a little chat. It was rare for the federal security director at Chicago O’Hare to sit down with her floor-level Transportation Security Administration officers—it usually presaged a termination—and so I was nervous as I settled in across the desk...
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KKK Member Walks up to Black Musician in Bar-but It’s Not a Joke, and What Happens Next Will Astound You

KKK Member Walks up to Black Musician in Bar-but It’s Not a Joke, and What Happens Next Will Astound You | Human Condition | Scoop.it
Daryl Davis is no ordinary musician. He’s played with President Clinton and tours the country playing “burnin’ boogie woogie piano” and sharing musical stylings inspired by greats like Fats Domino,...
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Go Ahead, Mess With Texas Instruments

Go Ahead, Mess With Texas Instruments | Human Condition | Scoop.it
Why educational technologies should be more like graphing calculators and less like iPads. An Object Lesson.
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Letters of Note: People simply empty out

Letters of Note: People simply empty out | Human Condition | Scoop.it

They call it "9 to 5." It's never 9 to 5, there's no free lunch break at those places, in fact, at many of them in order to keep your job you don't take lunch. Then there's OVERTIME and the books never seem to get the overtime right and if you complain about that, there's another sucker to take your place.

You know my old saying, "Slavery was never abolished, it was only extended to include all the colors."

And what hurts is the steadily diminishing humanity of those fighting to hold jobs they don't want but fear the alternative worse. People simply empty out. They are bodies with fearful and obedient minds. The color leaves the eye. The voice becomes ugly. And the body. The hair. The fingernails. The shoes. Everything does.

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Schneier on Security: Restoring Trust in Government and the Internet

Schneier on Security: Restoring Trust in Government and the Internet | Human Condition | Scoop.it

Oversight involves meaningful constraints on the NSA, the FBI and others. This will be a combination of things: a court system that acts as a third-party advocate for the rule of law rather than a rubber-stamp organization, a legislature that understands what these organizations are doing and regularly debates requests for increased power, and vibrant public-sector watchdog groups that analyze and debate the government's actions.

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Moxie Marlinspike >> Blog >> We Should All Have Something To Hide

Moxie Marlinspike >> Blog >> We Should All Have Something To Hide | Human Condition | Scoop.it
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The $12 Gongkai Phone « bunnie's blog

The $12 Gongkai Phone « bunnie's blog | Human Condition | Scoop.it
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The price of the means of communication is falling. What are the impacts for the non-Western world?

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xkcd: Is It Worth the Time?

xkcd: Is It Worth the Time? | Human Condition | Scoop.it
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Make sure you read the mouseover too.

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