Had to read this twice. So many big, smart words in there, and as I have no school today, my brain blocked it out. Reading it a second time, I agree with this. I think dogs and people are alike in a lot of ways. Just thinking of school, I and the other kids are more likely to study, because it gives us good marks.Hats off to all of you who managed to watch the videos. I started the first one and just couldn't watch any more.
People who are motivated to do something, or not do something, because someone else is rewarding them or punishing them are extrinsically motivated. The ones who are self motivated are intrinsically motivated. Extrinsic motivation works whilst the punishment or reward are present - but the behaviour often disappears once the external motivator goes away. This, as SH rightly noted, is often how managers work which is not great because it means the manager has to be present to maintain the 'correct' behaviour.
Intrinsic motivation is perhaps harder to establish but it is much more effective at creating sustainable, consistent performance regardless of outside influences and is way more satisfying for everyone involved.
I wonder how much dogs are like people with their motivation to behave in certain ways?