Self-fulfilling effects of stigmatizing information on children's social interactions.

@article{Harris1992SelffulfillingEO,
  title={Self-fulfilling effects of stigmatizing information on children's social interactions.},
  author={Mark Joseph Harris and Richard Milich and E M Corbitt and Dave Hoover and Michael Brady},
  journal={Journal of personality and social psychology},
  year={1992},
  volume={63 1},
  pages={41-50}
}
The stigmatizing effects of negative expectancies were examined in observations of interactions between children with and without a behavior problem. Ss were 68 pairs of unacquainted boys in Grades 3-6. In each dyad, a normal boy was either told that his partner had a behavior problem or given no expectancy; this expectancy manipulation was crossed with the partner's actual diagnostic status with respect to hyperactivity. The perceivers' expectancy that their partner had a behavior problem as… CONTINUE READING