(redirected from Pygmalion effect)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to Pygmalion effect: Rosenthal effect


Greek mythological character.
Pygmalion effect - self-fulfilling prophesy. Synonym(s): Rosenthal effect
pygmalionism - rarely used term for the state of being in love with an object of one's own creation.
References in periodicals archive ?
In the video, training audiences get a comprehensive overview of the Pygmalion Effect through real-life examples and realistic vignettes.
Theory and related research surrounding the consequences of negative Pygmalion effects -- also known as Golem effects -- is even more provocative given the implications that a supervisor's low expectations, made apparent through his or her behavior, can negatively affect subordinates' performance.
Leadership And Expectations: Pygmalion Effects And Other Self-Fulfilling Prophecies In Organizations, Leadership Quarterly, 3(4), 1992, 271-305.
On the social psychology of the self-fulfilling prophecy: Further evidence for Pygmalion effects and their mediating mechanisms.