Interpersonal Expectations: Theory, Research and Applications

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The phenomenon called interpersonal expectations is explored in this study in applied settings--e.g. in the courtroom, classroom and operating room--as well as basic research settings involving studies of the nonverbal mediation of expectancy effects.
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"An excellent resource for those interested in the phenomenon of interpersonal expectations....Ideas explored include an interest in the accuracy of perceptions of nonverbal behaviors, gender differences in nonverbal behaviors and expectations in the physician-patient relationship." C.L. Kleinke, Choice

"In this volume, dedicated to Rosenthal, readers will enjoy some rare and wonderful historical perspectives of this line of research as well as examine a representative cross-section of the current work in the area. The collection of well-organized and well-edited chapters is a necessary addition to the library of the serious social interaction scholar and should also be enjoyed by graduate student and advanced undergraduate student audiences....This volume does a superior job of bringing together theory, research, and applications of Rosenthal's initial work on interpersonal expectations. The first such systematic effort of its kind, the high quality and broad scope of the work, as well as the prominence of the contributors to the volume attest to the significant contributions Rosenthal has made to the field." John T. Copeland and Diana J. Kyle, Contemporary Psychology

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Table of Contents

List of contributors
1 Interpersonal expectations: Some antecedents and some consequences 3
2 Systematic errors to be expected of the social scientist on the basis of a general psychology of cognitive bias 25
3 Introduction to research on interpersonal expectations 45
4 Interpersonal expectations in the courtroom: Studying judges' and juries' behavior 64
5 Expectancies and the perpetuation of racial inequity 88
6 Pygmalion - 25 years after interpersonal expectations in the classroom 125
7 Interpersonal expectations in organizations 154
8 Interpersonal expectations and the maintenance of health 179
9 Precursors of interpersonal expectations: The vocal and physical attractiveness stereotypes 194
10 In search of a social fact: A commentary on the study of interpersonal expectations 218
11 The spontaneous communication of interpersonal expectations 227
12 The accurate perception of nonverbal behavior: Questions of theory and research design 242
13 Nonverbal communication of expectancy effects: Can we communicate high expectations if only we try? 261
14 Gender, nonverbal behavior, and expectations 276
15 Expectations in the physician-patient relationship: Implications for patient adherence to medical treatment recommendations 296
16 Comment: Interpersonal expectations, social influence, and emotion transfer 316
17 The methodological imagination: Insoluble problems or investigable questions? 337
18 Issues in studying the mediation of expectancy effects: A taxonomy of expectancy situations 350
19 Analysis of variance in the study of interpersonal expectations: Theory testing, interaction effects, and effect sizes 379
20 Statistical tools for meta-analysis: From straightforward to esoteric 400
21 The volunteer problem revisited 418
22 Assessment and prevention of expectancy effects in community mental health studies 437
23 Comment: Never-ending nets of moderators and mediators 454
Author index 475
Subject index 489
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