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ERIC Number: EJ134247
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1976
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Bias in Behavioral Observation as a Function of Observer Familiarity with Subjects and Typicality of Behavior
Redfield, Joel; Paul, Gordon L.
Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 44, 1, 156, Feb 76
Four professional observers watched videotapes of the behavior of ex-mental patients (N=20 each). Their recordings showed that the observers were sensitive to any atypical behavior on the part of patients with whom they were familiar. They were equally objective in their observation of behavior of unfamiliar patients. (SE)
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