Someone who plays a sport and his constantly toted as the star player on their team always tends to perform at a higher level than the other players on the team. This is probably largely due to talent, but I feel as though being told “we’re counting on you” and “you are our best player” can create a self – fulfilling prophecy with that person, helping them perform better. If that player were to go play on a different team with completely different players who didn’t necessarily see them in the same light as their previous teammates, wouldn’t that player be more prone to underperforming? Even if the team two different teams were very similar, I feel like that person would perform better on the team were he was told he was the best rather than the team where he received less recognition. I always thought it would be interesting to run a study wear people were assigned different roles like “Star player” or “Worst player,” “rides the bench” and see how performance is affected. Do you think that self – fulfilling prophecy is just as common in a situation like this one as it might be in situations regarding race?