HAd Read Daniel Pink’s new book, Drive, last week. Couldn’t put it down. Read it in two days.
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi would say that I was “in the flow.”
Believe Pink’s book is a must-read for recreational therapists.
Several recreational therapists work in psychiatric settings so a book on psychology and motivation would be appropriate. Other recreational therapists work in physical rehabilitation, skilled-nursing units, long-term care, parks and recreation, in-home services, group homes, nursing homes and other places. Often, recreational therapists are faced with getting patients, clients, individuals to become motivated.
Based on my experiences as a recreational therapist, I’ve seen several people attempt to motivate children or adolescents with “the sticks and carrots approach.” Pink would called this Motivation 2.0. It is old-school. It is no longer applicable in many settings today. This older approach was designed by B. F. Skinner. It attempts to reward people for doing a certain behavior in order to encourage more of it. It attempts to punish or give time-away from the stimulus in order to decrease other non-desirable behaviors. Alfie Kohn says in his books that this approach might be best suited for a family pet, but not a child. After all, Skinner did all of his research on animals.
Motivation 1.0 was described by Pink as the first motivator. It was humans needs to meet basics: food, shelter, clothing.
Today, Pink reveals that Motivation 3.0 is the most appropriate.
You’ll need to read his book to learn more.
I highly recommend it.
Notice: Using Pink's book as the text for the Theories on Changing Behaviors Course.
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