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  •  Rosenthal's famous Pygmalion studies (0+ / 0-)

    found the same phenomenon. While everybody remembers that the kids who were labelled "bloomers" did better than expected, relatively few people remember that the kids who weren't labelled "bloomers" but nonetheless did better than expected (for perfectly ordinary reasons; kids experience intellectual growth spurts just like they experience physical growth spurts) were viewed negatively by their teachers and frequently labelled "disruptive." It seems a lot of people get ticked off when they're proven wrong, even when it's in a "positive" way.

    I do like conducting hearings in an actual hearing room -- John Conyers

    by ebohlman on Sat Oct 25, 2008 at 11:00:27 AM PDT

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