Kevan, Thanks for talking about the Pygmalion Effect. The Rosenthal experiments in student-motivation/teacher-expectation and the implications they have for our responsibility in managing our everyday biases and perceptions are profound.
Best part about the study: The teachers were told that they were selected to help the students, because they had proven themselves as excellent teachers. At the end of the experiment, and after the students had shown improvement, it was revealed to the teachers that they too were selected at random.
The aftermath of rape involves a cluster of acute and chronic physical and psychological effects. It's important that victims receive comprehensive care that addresses both the short and long-term effects of rape as they become apparent. Frequently a victim's intimate relationship, if present prior to the assault, disintegrates within one year after the rape. This only adds to the psychological impact of the rape on the victim. Victims of extremely violent rape, or those who were assaulted repeatedly or at a very young age, may need treatment for the rest of their lives. (more infomation about: Treatment for Rape Victims )
Almost all tweens will act out at some point or another, but parents of obese tweens have reported more behavior problems in their obese tweens compared to parents of average-weight tweens. In particular, parents noted that their obese children had more "internalizing" problems – problems in which anger is directed inward, which may manifest as depression, anxiety or eating issues . They also had “externalizing problems” – problems in which anger is directed outward, such as aggression, defiance and back talk. The parents also rated their obese tweens as being less competent in school and in social settings, putting their academic success and friendships at risk. Parent perception may play a role in these findings, however, since those who sought treatment reported more behavior problems than those who did not seek treatment. In other words, it might be that the parents who saw obesity as a problem needing treatment were more likely to associate other behaviors as problematic as well; those who didn’t seek treatment may not have seen obesity or other behaviors as problems at all.