Impression formation in children: influence of gender and expectancy.

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The effect of expectancy-congruent and -incongruent information on subsequent impression formation and recall of a target peer was examined. 64 boys and 50 girls (ages 8 to 12) were given an expectancy that a stimulus child was either shy or outgoing. Subjects rated the target on several dimensions (e.g., friendly, shy) and then watched a videotape of a boy… (More)

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@article{McAninch1993ImpressionFI, title={Impression formation in children: influence of gender and expectancy.}, author={Chris McAninch and Manoussakis Manolis and Richard Milich and Melissa Harris}, journal={Child development}, year={1993}, volume={64 5}, pages={1492-506} }