Write a 2-3 page (double spaced) paper addressing the following:
- How does the article demonstrate the influence of expectations and labels on social perception?
- Does the article demonstrate confirmation bias?
- Could you apply the Change of Meaning Hypothesis to the article?
- Give examples of how the fundamental attribution error is being committed by people within the article, paying close attention to the actor-observer effect.
There are several examples described in which the pseudopatientsâ€™ behavior was caused by the situation they were in and yet was interpreted by the staff as reflecting characteristics of their psychopathology.