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Amabile, Teresa M. – 1981
Two studies examined the hypothesis that negative evaluators will be perceived as more intelligent than positive evalutors. Two types of stimuli were used: excerpts from actual negative and positive book reviews, and versions of those excerpts that were edited so that the balance of the reviews varied but the content did not. The results strongly…
Descriptors: Attribution Theory, Book Reviews, Evaluators, Experimenter Characteristics