Children's reactions to an actor as a function of expectations and of the consequences received1


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    . This research was supported in part from funds from Grant IRO3MH26213-01 from the National Institute of Mental Health. We are indebted to the children and staff of Easton Catholic Elementary School for their cooperation. Thanks are also due to Lisa Priftis for her help in collecting the data and to Darlene Howard for her comments on early drafts of the manuscript.

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