ERIC Number: ED136162
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Sep
Reference Count: 0
The Impact of Social Norms Inherent in Teacher-Evaluation Practices.
Bryant, Brenda K.; Murphy, Jean C.
This study examines the effects that cooperative, competitive, and self-evaluative-individualistic learning environments had on subsequent spontaneous self- and other-enhancement behavior of children. One hundred and eighty Caucasians (90 boys and 90 girls) aged 8-10 participated in the study. The pattern of results indicate that enhancement of self at the expense of others is learned in competitive environments; enhancement of self and others is learned in cooperative environments; and enhancement of self with neither enhancement nor abuse of others is learned in a self-evaluative-individualistic learning environment. No sex differences were found. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association (84th, September 3-7, 1976)