By Stephen Ornes / July 5, 2012 Ayumu the chimpanzee plays a number memory game faster and more accurately than any human player. Credit: T. Matsuzawa, Primate Research Institute Whatever you do, don’t challenge a chimpanzee named Ayumu to a number memory game.
Intrinsic Motivation by Kim Tracy "What am I getting out of this?" As educators we often hear our students questioning what it is they will get out of what we are trying to impart upon them. That questioning makes the educator more frustrated and angry that the student is not learning because we know that is what is best for him/her. We give and give and give, so is that not enough to appease the child, the parent or the administrator? Skinner and other behavior theorists have taught us to first identify the behavior you are trying to change, then reward the positives and provide consequences for the negative behaviors.