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April 13, 2011
So what’s the square root of 16?
Easy for Clever Hans, a 14 year old horse who had the reputation for being able to add, multiply, subtract, divide and eventually do more difficult problems by tapping out the answer with his hooves.
Amazingly, the famous horse that went on tour around Germany in 1891 could do it without his handler William Von Osten.
A later study confirmed that when the questioner knew the answer, he or she transmitted various subtle body language clues to Hans such as the raising of an eyebrow or the dilation of the nostrils.
Hans simply picked up on these clues and stopped tapping at the right moment.
The questioner expected a response and Hans obliged.
In a 1996 study Robert Rosenthal and Lenore Jacobson demonstrated that if teachers expect enhanced performance from children, those children performed better.
Even though it wasn't based on IQ, smarts, or anything.
That faith became a self-fulfilling prophecy.
In ancient Greek mythology, Pygmalion was the creator of a sculpture representing the ideal woman, Galatea, so he fell in love with her. Aphrodite, a pal, brought her to life and he and Galatea lived happily ever after.
He had expected the statue to be the perfect woman, and she complied.
(That's why it is a myth.)
But as Eliza Doolittle points out to Higgins' friend Pickering, in Bernard Shaw’s "Pygmalion," based on the same Greek myth:
"You see, really and truly, apart from the things anyone can pick up, the difference between a lady and a flower girl is not how she behaves but how she's treated. I shall always be a flower girl to Professor Higgins, because he always treats me as a flower girl, and always will, but I know I can be a lady to you because you always treat me as a lady, and always will."
Goethe said it in a different way:
"Treat a man as he is and he will remain as he is. Treat a man as he can and should be and he will become as he can and should be."
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