Published Online: 30 JAN 2010
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Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology
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Rosenthal, R. 2010. Pygmalion Effect. Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology. 1–2.
- Published Online: 30 JAN 2010
The term Pygmalion effect refers broadly to the effects of interpersonal expectations, that is, the finding that what one person expects of another can come to serve as a self-fulfilling prophecy. These effects of interpersonal self-fulfilling prophecies have come to be called Pygmalion effects in general, and especially so when the interpersonal expectancy effects occur in an educational context.
- experimenter effects;
- interpersonal expectancy effect;
- self-fulfilling prophecy