New York Times Op-Ed: Love and Merit


April 25th 2015. 


In an op-ed for The New York Times,  columnist David Brooks references the work of SDT scholars Avi Assor, Guy Roth and Ed Deci in a post regarding child-rearing.

“Studies by Avi Assor, Guy Roth and Edward L. Deci suggest that children who receive conditional love often do better in the short run. They can be model students. But they suffer in the long run. They come to resent their parents. They are so influenced by fear that they become risk averse. They lose a sense of agency.”

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