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What You Expect Is What You Get. Allison Peipert. Self-Fulfilling Prophecy?. Clever Hans the Horse Experimenter Expectancy Effect – The experimenter’s results are altered by expectations. 1963 rat study– students assigned “smart” rats reported faster maze times than “dull” rats

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What you expect is what you get

What You Expect Is What You Get

Allison Peipert


Self fulfilling prophecy

Self-Fulfilling Prophecy?

  • Clever Hans the Horse

  • Experimenter Expectancy Effect– The experimenter’s results are altered by expectations.

  • 1963 rat study– students assigned “smart” rats reported faster maze times than “dull” rats

  • These results threaten all previous studies

  • Rosenthal wondered how this effected various environments, such as schools.


Theoretical propositions

Theoretical Propositions

  • Labeled as Pygmalion Effect

  • Teachers, when given IQ scores of students, will treat students differently based on their scores

  • This will affect the students’ performances

  • Used Oak School– lower middle-class in large town


Method

Method

  • Kids grades 1-6 given IQ test

  • Called a “Harvard Test”– predictor for academic “bloom and growth”

  • 3 classes/grade level

  • Teachers were given the list of those who scored in the top 20% on the Harvard Test

  • This list was actually assigned at random

  • At the end of the year the children were given the same IQ test


Results

Results

  • The children with the expectation of greater intellectual ability had greater improvement on the test

  • The evidence of the Pygmalion effect decreased as age increased

    • -More easily influenced

      -Already have known standards

      -Difference between teachers for younger and older grades


Significance

Significance

  • Effects of teachers’ expectations

  • Accuracy of IQ tests

  • Study in 1974: Teachers told random students were “bright”

    • -Smiled more

    • -Eye contact

    • -Favorable reactions

    • -Students enjoy school more

  • What if IQ tests are inaccurate? If all teachers bias based on these tests?

  • Similar results were shown based on race, gender, and other categories instead of IQ


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