For those who read Part I of this post, you may recall that a fellow academic or “lead assessor” was conducting a meeting in which I was present. This lead assessor colleague of mine decided to deploy a positive reinforcement technique through the handing out of Hershey Chocolate Bars to all contributing participants.
I sat in complete horror and disbelief. All of the sudden I realized that this elementary technique of positive reinforcement, one that has been tried on little children and canine mutts everywhere would be deployed on all of my colleagues and myself.
“What would happen next?” I wondered. How would this candy be given out? What were the rules of this game?