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Rosenthal and Jacobson’s “Pygmalion in the Classroom” study showed that

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Rosenthal and Jacobson’s “Pygmalion in the Classroom” study showed that

(A) people’s expectations of others can influence the behavior of those others.
(B) attitudes are not always good predictors of behavior.
(C) contact is not sufficient to break down prejudices.
(D) people like to think that others get what they deserve.
(E) cohesive groups often make bad decisions.

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(A) people’s expectations of others can influence the behavior of those others.

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Rosenthal and Jacobson’s “Pygmalion in the Classroom” study illustrated the self-fulfilling prophecy effect, the ability for people’s expectations about others to influence how those others behave. Attitudes do not always predict behavior well, as LaPiere’s study evidenced. Contact is not usually sufficient to break down prejudice. The just-world belief tells us that people like to think that others get what they deserve. Cohesive groups sometimes engage in groupthink, resulting in bad decisions.

 
Posted : 01/04/2024 2:33 pm
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