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Robert Rosenthal (1399)

Clinical psychology, evaluation and measurement, educational psychology, personality and social psychology
1933, Giessen, Germany
Short Biography
Robert Rosenthal is a Distinguished Professor of Psychology at the University of California, Riverside. His interests include self-fulfilling prophecies, which he explored in a well-known study of the Pygmalion Effect: the effect of teachers' ... Show more | More at Wikipedia
  • BA University of California at Los Angeles, 1953
  • PhD University of California at Los Angeles, 1956
Appointments & Honors
  • AAAS Socio-Psychology Prize (with K. Fode), 1960
  • Professor of Social Psychology, Harvard University, 1967-
  • Fellow, APA Divisions 8, 12
  • Fellow, AAAS
  • President, North Dakota Psychological Association
  • Treasurer, Society for Projective Techniques
  • Member, Society of Experimental Social Psychology
  • Diplomate in Clinical Psychology, ABEPP
  • APA Division 13, Cattell Fund Award (first prize, with L. Jacobson), 1967
  • Senior Fulbright Scholar, Australian- American Educational Foundation, 1972
  • Guggenheim Fellow, 1973-4
  • Distinguished Career Contribution Award, Massachusetts Psychological Association, · 1979
  • Wiener Award, University of Manitoba, 1979
  • Chair, Dept of Psychology 1992-
  • Editorial Boards: Current Psychological Research, Current Psychological Reviews, Current Psychology: Research and Reviews, Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, Journal of Educational Psychology, Journal of Educational Psychological Research, Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, Journal of Nonverbal Behavior, Journaz' of Personality, Replications in Social Psychology
Principal Publications
  • 1961 Teachers' expectations: Determinants of pupils' IQ gains. Psychological Reports, 19, 115-18.
  • 1963 On the social psychology of the psychological experiment: The experimenter's hypothesis as unintended determinant of experimental results. American Scientist, 51, 268-83.
  • 1966 Experimenter Effects in Behavioral Research. Appleton-Century-Crofts. (Irvington, 1976).
  • 1967 Covert communication in the psychological experiment. Psychological Bulletin, 74, 356-67.
  • 1968 Pygmalion in the Classroom: Teacher Expectation and Pupils' Intellectual Development. Holt, Rinehart & Winston (with L. Jacobson).
  • 1968 Experimenter expectancy and the reassuring nature of the null hypothesis decision procedure. Psychological Bulletin Monograph Supplement, 70, 30-47.
  • 1975 The Volunteer Subject. Wiley (with R. R. Rosnow).
  • 1978 Combining results of independent studies. Psychological Bulletin, 85, 185-93.
  • 1979 The file drawer problem and tolerance for null results. Psychological Bulletin, 86, 638-41.
  • 1979 Sensitivity to Nonverbal Communication: The PONS Test. Johns Hopkins University Press (with J. A. Hall, M. R. DiMatteo, P. L. Rogers and D. Archer).
  • 1981 Pavlov's mice, Pfungst's horse and Pygmalion's PONS: Some models for the study of interpersonal expectancy effects. In T. A. Sebeok and R. Rosenthal (eds), The Clever Hans Phenomenon: Communication with Horses, Whales. Apes and People. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 364, 182-98.
  • 1982 Conducting judgment studies. In K. R. Scherer and P. Ekman (eds), Handbook of Methods in Nonverbal Behavior Research. Cambridge University Press.
  • 1983 Assessing the statistical and social importance of the effects of psychotherapy. Journal o( Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 51. 4-1.i.
  • 1984 Meta·Analytic Procedures for Social Research. Sage.