Experienced flight instructors have claimed that praise for an exceptionally fine landing is typically followed by a poorer landing on the next attempt, whereas criticism of a faulty landing is typically followed by an improved landing. Should we thus conclude that verbal praise tends to lower performance levels, whereas verbal criticism tends to raise them? Or is some other explanation possible?

STAT 206 Chapter 5: Discrete Probability Distributions 5.1 Probability Distribution for a Discrete Variable RECALL: discrete variables have numerical values that arise from a counting process ● Probability distribution for a discrete variable: mutually exclusive list of all the possible numerical outcomes along with...