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What is Pygmalion effect?

   75.   During a job interview, Don smelled cigarette smoke on Jose. Don believes strongly that smokers are not as productive as non-smokers because they take more breaks. Though the rest of the hiring team thought Jose had the needed skills for the job, Don argued that each of Jose's skills fell slightly short. This may be an example of:
a.
stereotyping
b.
halo effect
c.
self-fulfilling prophecy
d.
projection


ANS:  B                         

   76.   ____ is the tendency for an individual to perform well when expectations are high.
a.
Pygmalion effect
b.
Projection
c.
Impression management
d.
Halo effect


ANS:  A                      

   77.   All of the following describes the Pygmalion effect except:
a.
individuals behave toward others consistent with their expectations of them
b.
a person's behavior affects others
c.
people behave in ways following from how they are treated
d.
people tend to see their own traits in other people


ANS:  D                       

   78.   To increase the likelihood of being positive Pygmalions, managers should remember:
a.
individuals evaluate others solely on the basis of one attribute
b.
people understand the causes of their own behavior
c.
a person's behavior affects others
d.
people tend to see their own traits in other people


ANS:    C
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