1. I thought the test was pretty funny. I didn't realize that you were being mean to only one side of the classroom.
2. It didn't really bother me that much. I do appreciate the compliments on my shoes though.
3. I don't have any experience with this nor do I know anyone who has.
I think it didn't work that well because I got 100%. I thought it was pretty funny when he would get onto the brown eyed people. I didnt feel any different. This reminds me of 5th grade because my math teacher hated me and got onto for no reason.
I thought that it was our own minds. Part of the class saw that they were higher than the other class so we felt better about the quiz. The other half scored lower because they were being treated like garbage. The test seemed to be easier when youre treated better. During the test i felt like it was pretty simple, I knew all the answers for once. This quiz/expirement reminds me of nothing.
I feel like the experiment showed a change in everyone's behavior including the people who weren't being treated different. I feel like the results from this showed how much of a difference stereotypical actions take a tole on people. I felt like we were being separated to make us feel different and confused on why this suddenly changed.
Something that reminds me of this is when people say girls/women cannot do the same things as well as boys/men. Sometimes that can be a positive thing anyways though, because it makes women/girls try harder to succeed better than the guys.
I think that this experiment is not accurate i still got an A while being downed. I feel as if we just had the people who didn't study that's why they did better than us.It could just be me but i don't worry about what people say or think of me so when you are trying to make me do bad i feel as if i should just do better so i can shut them up. it makes me angry sometimes but that anger pushes me to be the best that i can. I have this happen to me all the time during wrestling season my dad will find out who the best wrestler in my weight class is and just keep on nagging it on me that yea he is better than you and you cant beat him but that is just how he pushes me because he knows when he talks down to me i am gonna give it my all when i verse the guys he has been saying can beat me all year sometimes he beats me sometimes not but when i win i rub it in .
I thought it was pretty funny that everyone was getting so angry and no one but Jaren and me could figure out that it was a test. I immediately realized what was going on and easily picked up how you were acting towards every side. I'm like your favorite student. So I definitely knew it was just a test, especially when you gave us the quiz.
I feel fine. Even if I didn't know it was test, I think it would've still felt fine because I don't really react to the stuff strangers (no offense) say or do to me. I only care if its someone I care about that says or does mean things and even then I'm sorta used to it.
In elementary school I think my 4th grade teacher showed us this video. I don't really know what she was meaning to do with it but I believe she conducted a very similar experiment. I think it had similar results, and I was pretty mad about then because I wasn't previously informed as I was now.
The fact that someone's comments can affect us so much is frightening. Throughout the experiment, I was aware of what Mr. Elpers was doing, but did not expect it to work. I imagined the others would catch on quickly and attempt to avoid it affecting them. Had I been on the brown-eye side, I imagine I would have felt more. I know from personal experience that being put down or talked to negatively can cause one to perform badly. Our band director often does this without realizing. When we are rehearsing with him, constantly yelling, we tend to perform worse then at competitions where he is super nice. This all reminds me of when I read that people who practice positive self-talk tend to be happier. This has really imprinted that on me. I guess that old saying, "sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me." is wrong.
I think that if people set you up for failure that is exactly what you will do. If you believe in stereotypes good or bad it will have some type of effect on you. How do i feel? I feel like this experiment really works because when we took the test the first time i knew all the answers and i got it right but then after he was being mean and getting on to us and I took the test i did not get everything right like i did last time so when you are set up for failure you probably will fail because you believe before the test that you are not as smart as you thought, so you just give up.
For the most part based on what i saw i think it was pretty interesting watching one group of blue eyed kids doing better than brown eyed when being told they were better. Most of the kids i noticed were fairly young meaning there alot more vulnerable to believe what the teacher was saying as far as which group was better.
I feel like stereotypying someone or a group of people is a lack of respect for yourself as a person. judging someone based on their skin color eye color height weight doesnt prove their better than anyone else. Most of the content in the video was irrelevant obviously.
This reminds me of a time my mom judged one of my friends based on his actions and predicted his future, when she was wrong in the longrun. My mom said i was a much better kid than my friend taylor because he had gotten into some trouble involving drugs. all that being said he turned his life around and makes straight A's now and is going to school for nursing next year. She never thought hed be successful .
I was late today so i feel that gave my teacher a chance to really sell the experiment. I could tell something was up. I dint know if something was going on in life outside of teaching. I was not mad or anything i starting to think. "Yeah this class is about to go down in productiveness". And this doesn't really remind me of anything. Other than some one like my coach having a bad day or a teacher.It in all was pretty fun to laugh about after all at the end.
Stereotypes have a bigger effect on people than others would think. Although, some people are able to overcome stereotypes. During the experiment, I noticed that Elpers had separated us on our traits which I just thought was another way to put us in groups. It wasn't until I noticed the differences in treatment of the groups that I had figured it out. Before that I had thought that the treatment was personal and wasn't based off a stereotype. Once, my first grade teacher had performed a similar experiment with our class and made a girl cry.
When we first got started I just thought it was to just see how many people of each eye color that we had in the class. Then once you started to pick on the brown eyed kids I figured it was some type of test that you was trying to do so it really didn't effect me in no type of way.It was a pretty good test to try because it teaches people a lot about their self. Maybe they thought that certain things didn't have any type of effect on them such as the way that people talk to them or the way a person acts towards them. I feel like next time there should be some type of warning so that people won't get as offended as they did. Or you let the ones that are going to be a target know that it's some type of experiment going on. It remind me of certain teachers giving kids certain attention when it's more then that one child that needs help but instead of helping everyone out only certain people get singled out to get help.
I think this experiment was very benifical.The people with the brown eyes got mistreated and got annoyed while the people without brown eyes got to see it all happen. I think it was very necessary for us to see this happen and then at the end be able to identify it as something. It shows us how highly affected we can be by getting mistreated. The test ratio was a lot higher on the nonbrown eyes than the brown eyes because we felt happier, more superior, and were motivated to do something rather than just being annoyed. This experiment reminds me of my whole highschool career. When I went to North I was bullied and not liked, at school I never wanted to pay attention and my grades wernt so good so my teachers tended to pick on me more. This year I love Harrison, and I feel welcomed, I want to pay attention in class and I make good grades. If I would have known about this last year, I may have had a different experience.
I think this experiment is accurate and proves that a teachers attitude and the way they approach their students can affect their performance in work. I feel as if teachers have an ability to change students grades for the better. When a teacher is rude and has an attitude with their students it causes them to not do as well because of all the negativity and it brings them down. When I have a teacher who is positive and treats students with respect, I enjoy coming to the class and my grade in that class is better than my classes in which the teacher is unreasonably rude . If I dread coming to a class because of the teacher, not the subject, my performance in that specific class is not as high as it could be.
I think the experiment worked to perfection.Our scores were worse than the others side. During the experiment I felt like less of a person. I felt not important and i was infuriated. Of course it reminds me of discrimination like back then. I could only imagine how it felt to live in those times with a black skin color. It had to have been 10x worse.
The knowledge that just believing a stereotype actually affects a person that much is such a cool idea, though with our society, we would have to use this knowledge to a better use than just school and grades.
The experiment made feel better because you was nicer to the the other side than you were to the brown eye side, when you're being mean it made me try harder because I felt like you didn't want the side I was on to do good, knowing that someone doesn't want you to do good, makes me want to prove them wrong by being better than what they want you to do, when they see you succeed it will make them even more mad that you did as good as you did.
I think the test worked. The people not treated well got better scores. I feel like people now feed too much into stereotypes and it affects them. I can relate to the experiment, because of the stereotype, that men are better then women. I thought I wouldn't do well at my job because I'm a girl. But I ended up doing better than the men.
I think that it is amazing how making people feel bad can have an affect on how they do in school or in anything else. I thought it was funny because I knew what was going on the whole time. I didn't feel different then I always feel because I know my capability.
It was a great experiment. I feel like if the experiment would have went longer there would have been more reaction and more answers also. This summer I played in one of Evansville most competitive travel baseball leagues. When the summer had first began I had went back to the team I had played on the year before. I thought it would be manly for me to tell the coach I was recruited by another team that was on a higher level and I would be playing for them. He told me I wouldn't get much playing time and that the players were out of my league. I had acknowledge that I was good or pretty decent if they had scouted me and liked what they saw because they obviously wanted me to play for them. These are players I played against and they admired a few things about me. Being on another all white team, where they already had each other trust only made the place harder for me to find where I fit. My first hit was to the fence, a triple. I was on fire at the plate and had the most speed. I was only used as a designated hitter(DH) for a while. When I finally went in for a position, I had back to back errors which had never happen to me. Then the coach had put me in to pitch with a 15-0 lead. I could hear the players asking can he pitch, aw man, what is he doing. It just went downhill from there and I eventually broke down. The coach saw it and had to change things to where the team made me feel welcome.
I thought it was a pretty good experiment because you had a lot of people guessing why you were being different. People got mad and frustrated. Others did not care as much. It worked because it did show in the quiz grades that the people that weren't mistreated or treated differently got better grades. It did surprise most people. It showed how the experiment work. I didn't really feel bad or anything because I was just sitting there chilling. It doesn't really remind me of anything.
I think that this makes sense. After you know about it it's very simple.
I definitely agree with the ideas. Tell someone they're going to fail and they fail, tell them they're going to succeed and they will. What your mindset is can greatly effect your experiences.
I do this to myself all the time. Any test, assignment, or really any task I have to do, I tell myself I can do it. That'll I'll ace that test, get a hundred percent on the assignment, anything to boost my confidence in my self, and it definitely helps me do better, whether or not it's actually true.
I wasn't here to do the experiment but after watching it the ratio for one and the other where really different from eachother. This experiment though does remind me of something that my english teacher did when I was in the second grade. She had several groups, all the groups had the same objective and that was to complete a test. One group was told that they where the best while the other groups didn't know of what they where doing. The first had the best score in the class while the others did not.
I immediately felt that something was different when you came into the classroom and started talking. At first I though you were dividing us to get more control on us because we maybe had gotten bad grades, or talked too loud last period. I didn't think much about how you divided us. I also though you were just selecting a few students to point out stuff about them or if your mood was just really bad. Now I think it's funny and interesting, but underway I started to feel a bit annoyed by your behavior and it kinda pissed me off. I think it's a bit scary that teachers can have so much power over their students. I also think that teachers should be more aware of the effect their words have, because as we saw the people who were treated better got better grades. I can't think of anything at the moment that reminds me of this, except for some teachers who sometimes say discouraging things.