How do you get someone to lose interest in their hobby? Pay them to do itEsther Inglis-Arkell2/17/13 11:00am65EditPromoteGo to permalinkThink a little money would make you more interested in your hobbies? Think again. The overjustification effect says that paying someone for a task they enjoy is a sure way to get them to drop it. All it takes is a little money and a little planning to ruin anyone's pleasures.