Evaluation of SFP

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  • Created on: 22-12-10 13:38


Lots of studies to back up- Rosenthal and Jacobsen (1968) - those considered 'bloomers' likely to do better in exams. Snyder (1977) if someone is attractive, more likely to be helpful.

+ Can explain recidivism among former criminals. If the criminal returns to the community where they live, then other members of the community will label them as criminal. A self fulfilling prophecy may occur, and further crimes are committed.

+Most studies are naturalistic observations which have high validity

+ backs up the nurture debate- if criminality was down to genes, labels and stereotypes would not make a difference.

-not everyone acts according to the


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