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No Contest stands as the definitive critique of competition. Contrary to accepted wisdom, competition is not basic to human nature; it poisons our relationships and holds us back from doing our best. In this new edition, Alfie Kohn argues that the race to win turns all of us into losers.
Updated for the 1990s, the award-winning book that stands as the definitive critique of competition. Kohn says that contrary to accepted wisdom, competition is not basic to "human nature, " but actually poisons our relationships, damages our self-esteem, and holds us back from doing our best. Includes new matial on "cooperative learning" in the classroom. "By perceiving that cooperation is the answer, not competition, Alfie Kohn opens a new world of living."--Dr. W. Edwards Deming.
|1||The "Number One" Obsession||1|
|2||Is Competition Inevitable? The "Human Nature" Myth||11|
|3||Is Competition More Productive? The Rewards of Working Together||45|
|4||Is Competition More Enjoyable? On Sports, Play, and Fun||79|
|5||Does Competition Build Character? Psychological Considerations||96|
|6||Against Each Other: Interpersonal Considerations||132|
|7||The Logic of Playing Dirty||158|
|8||Women and Competition||168|
|9||Beyond Competition: Thoughts on Making Change||182|
Posted March 3, 2014
Posted March 1, 2014