Difference between revisions of "Hawthorne effect"

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The '''Hawthorne effect''' is that changes in people's behavior are only related to the special social situation and social treatment they receive. The effect has been studied and demonstrated in factories.
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The '''Hawthorne effect''' describes changes in people's behavior that are only related to the special social situation and social treatment they receive. The effect has been studied and demonstrated in factories: worker productivity increases when the worker is singled out and given "special" attention.
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[[Category:Psychology]]
 
[[Category:Psychology]]

Revision as of 10:33, 18 January 2013

The Hawthorne effect describes changes in people's behavior that are only related to the special social situation and social treatment they receive. The effect has been studied and demonstrated in factories: worker productivity increases when the worker is singled out and given "special" attention.