What are expectations?


In the case of uncertainty, expectation is what is considered the most likely to happen. An expectation, which is a belief that is centered on the future, may or may not be realistic. A less advantageous result gives rise to the emotion of disappointment. If something happens that is not at all expected it is a surprise. An expectation about the behavior or performance of another person, expressed to that person, may have the nature of a strong request, or an order.

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Some articles on expectations:

Language Expectancy Theory - Expectations
... of non-normative use violations of linguistic, syntactic and semantic expectations will either facilitate or inhibit an audience's receptivity to persuasion ... typical language behaviors fall within a normative "bandwidth" of expectations determined by a source's perceived credibility, the individual listener's normative expectations ...
Predictably Irrational - Chapter Summary - The Effect of Expectations
... Ariely also states that expectations shape stereotypes ... The second group did better than the first one and met the expectation that Asians are good at math ... Ariely concludes, “Expectations can influence nearly every aspect in one’s life.” He presents an argument that expectations can override our senses, partially blinding us from the truth ...
Expectations Impact On Beliefs
... Merton wrote that a person's expectation is directly linked to self-fulfilling prophecy ... Whether or not such an expectation is truthful or not, has little or no effect on the outcome ... of the fact, chances are this person will see the expectation to its inevitable conclusion ...
List Of Children's Books Made Into Feature Films - Fiction - G
1980) The Gnomobile (1937), Upton Sinclair The Gnome-Mobile (1967) Great Expectations (1860–1861) (serial) (1861) (novel), Charles Dickens Great Expectations (1917) Great Expectations (1922) Great Expectations (1934 ...
Language Expectancy Theory - Summary of Propositions
... Those propositions can be summarized as listed below 1, 2 and 3 People create expectations for language ... Those expectations determine whether messages will be accepted or rejected by an individual ... Breaking expectations positively results in a behavior change in favor of the persuasive message while a breaking expectations negatively results in no change or an opposite behavior change ...

Famous quotes containing the word expectations:

    I don’t know what immutable differences exist between men and women apart from differences in their genitals; perhaps there are some other unchangeable differences; probably there are a number of irrelevant differences. But it is clear that until social expectations for men and women are equal, until we provide equal respect for both men and women, our answers to this question will simply reflect our prejudices.
    Naomi Weisstein (b. 1939)

    Our circumstances answer to our expectations and the demand of our natures.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    Our children do not want models of perfection, neither do they want us to be buddies, friends, or confidants who never rise above their own levels of maturity and experience. We need to walk that middle ground between perfection and peerage, between intense meddling and apathy—the middle ground where our values, standards, and expectations can be shared with our children.
    Neil Kurshan (20th century)