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Unformatted text preview: Caitlin McGowan PSY 101 Section E Professor Williams October 6, 2010 Cognitive Psychology Reading 13 The general research question of interest Rosenthal and Jacobson wanted to test was, when elementary school teachers are given information that creates certain expectancies about students potential does the teacher unintentionally behave in ways that help encourage or smooth the progress of the performance of the students helping them be more likely to succeed. In their experiment, they revealed that this secret method could actually cause those students to succeed. There were two groups in this study: a control group and an experimental group. The methodology Rosenthal and Jacobson used in their studies Students from grades one through six from Oak Elementary School agreed to help in their study. Oak School was in a lower middle-class neighborhood inside a large town. All of the students were given a nonverbal intelligence test. The teachers were told that the students were being given the Harvard Test of intelligence test....
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This note was uploaded on 06/10/2011 for the course ENGLISH 101 taught by Professor Smith during the Spring '07 term at Rutgers.
- Spring '07