Definition of Hawthorne effect
: the stimulation to output or accomplishment that results from the mere fact of being under observation; also : such an increase in output or accomplishment
Origin of hawthorne effect
from the Hawthorne Works of the Western Electric Co., Cicero, Illinois, where its existence was established by experiment
First Known Use: 1962
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