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“A Class Divided” 1. How did the negative and positive labels placed on a group become self-fulfilling prophecies? Give one example of each. The negative labels became self-fulfilling prophecies because whenever something good or bad happened, it gave them more of a reason to believe what the teacher was saying about them. An example of a negative label would be that brown-eyed people are not as smart as blue-eyed people. When the brown-eyed students were going through the phonics cards, they took five minutes the first time around. The students said that they could not stop thinking about the collars and the label of being dumb. An example of a positive label would be that when the blue-eyed students were labeled as the smarter and superior, they got through the cards in two minutes. The next day, when they were the superior group, the only took two minutes to get through the cards. 2. What techniques did the leader use to influence the outcome of the exercise? Which

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