The Pygmalion Effect - How Expectations Can Shape Reality
1 minute • 113 words • Psychology
- The Pygmalion effect suggests that others' expectations can influence our reality.
- Wilhelm Von Osten's Clever Hans was an example of this, as he could read people's nonverbal cues and was assumed to be a genius.
- The Pygmalion effect is based on the idea that expectations heavily influence an individual's ability to succeed, as seen in George Bernard Shaw's play Pygmalion.
- Pygmalion in Management also details the success that can come when expectations are raised, as seen in the case of James Sweeney and George Johnson.
- The Pygmalion effect is a reminder that expectations have the potential to have a powerful influence on the successes of those around us.