Labeling, Social Learning, and Positive Deviance: A Look at High Achieving Students

Nicole Shoenberger, Alex Heckert, Druann Heckert

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Abstract

High achievers are an intriguing case in that they are often stigmatized by peers as rate-busters and concurrently adulated as positive deviants by their parents and teachers. Theories developed to explain negative deviants have potential to also illuminate positive deviance. High achievers were interviewed and both labeling theory and social learning theory were applied to explain aspects of their experiences.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)474-491
Number of pages18
JournalDeviant Behavior
Volume36
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 3 2015

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Social Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Law

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