PYGMALION EFFECT

An effect caused by the expectations of a superior regarding the performance of their subordinates. It has been called a form of self-fulfilling prophecy. It has actually been found to enhance the performance of employees based on the positive expectations of management.

PYGMALION EFFECT: "The Pygmalion effect not only increased productivity, but morale as well."
Cite this page: Nugent, Pam M.S., "PYGMALION EFFECT," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 28, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/pygmalion-effect/ (accessed November 20, 2017).
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