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There was this very grouchy old man that lived near a Junior High School.  Some of the more rowdy students decided they would try to annoy the old man after school everyday by loitering outside his house and making a racket.  That afternoon the group of students did just that and lo and behold the old man came out of his house looking rather grumpy.  Instead of chasing them away or yelling however, he simply said to them "If you come back tomorrow and make a racket again, I will give you each $2.00.  The students looked at each other and said OK! 

The next day came and the students again went to annoy the old man and true to his word he gave each of them $2.00.  He then said to them, "If you come back tomorrow and make a racket again  will give each of you $1.00.  Again the students agreed and the next day they arrived to annoy the old man again.  Again, true to his word he gave each of them $1.00.  He then said, "If you come back tomorrow and make a racket again I will give each of you $ .50.  Again the students left and returned the next day to annoy the old man.  And yet again, true to his word he paid them all $.50.  He then said "If you come back tomorrow and make a racket I will pay you each $.25."  At this the students all moaned and groaned and said forget it, that was't enough money to make it worth it,  and they never bothered the old man again.

In at least 2 paragraphs, tell me how the old man used extrinsic motivation to change the students' behavior.  What was the first form of motivation that got the students started on their quest?  How does this apply to you and your motivation for taking/competing successfully this class. 

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