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ERIC Number: ED056331
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Apr
Pages: 7
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Galatea in the Classroom: Student Expectations Affect Teacher Behavior.
Herrell, James M.
A study is reported which is based on the assumption that a teacher's presentation may vary as a function of student set. A guest lecturer was presented to each of 2 introductory psychology classes, one of which had been told that the lecturer was a "cold" person, and the other that he was a "warm" person. The lectures were taped and rated to determine if the lecturer was influenced by these student expectations. Results support the hypothesis. The students expecting a cold teacher produced one, inasmuch as raters judged his lecture performance to be colder, more tense, and less competent at the end of the talk than at the beginning. Just the reverse was reported for the lecture performance to the students expecting a warm teacher. Some implications are suggested. (TL)
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Note: Reprint from Proceedings of 79th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, 1971, APA, Washington, D.C.