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  • Mhm.

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  • Back in the 1940s there was a psychologist called Dunker, he gave his participants a candle in a box with some tax and he asked them to fix the candle onto the wall in whichever way they could.

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  • Glucksberg in the 1960s went back to the original dunker experiments with a different variation.

  • So one group were told that they were given a financial incentive if they did it quickly.

  • And another group were told that they were doing it just to see how long this experiment took.

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  • What we want to do is attach the candle to the court board so when you light the candle wax doesn't drip onto the attack isn't long enough to go through the candle.

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  • He's going to light the candle even though it's not fixed to the board, which could actually be very dangerous.

  • Yes.

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  • I was just thinking maybe if I but water depends on the back of the the back of the board.

  • I wasn't expecting the board to catch fire, but you know, trying to create some kind of little cradle.

  • The candle was just falling apart and then all of a sudden worked out and it's actually fixing the box to the wall in a very unusual type of way.

  • This is looking promising, treating the box as an object in its own right and not just a receptacle.

  • Yeah.

  • Mhm.

  • In the 1960s, surprisingly the people who were offered the financial incentive didn't actually do it as well or as quickly as the people who didn't have the reward.

  • So this participant is starting off well and has done it very quickly.

  • Well done.

  • Find the candle out o the boxes coming out, got it using the box for its purpose.

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  • Some people do freeze under pressure.

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  • Yeah.

  • In a way here, money motivated me to do it in a way is in between the lines of creativity and also the manufacturing.

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  • There's a lot of evidence now that people do not work for monetary rewards alone.

  • They work for intrinsic reasons.

  • And it's very important for people to have a certain amount of money.

  • Beyond that, it ceases to matter.

  • And if you don't have that intrinsic interest, you're not going to be creative and your problem solving tendencies won't necessarily be so good.

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