A. Nony Mouse wrote:AReasonableMan wrote:my assumption is not that they worry, but that they would prefer that they do. unless there is a conflict normal people prefer that those they encounter be better off because of them. also giving an A generates less stress than giving a C. you never know who is gonna be annoying enough to cry to the dean. even if you're buddy-buddy with the dean, the e-mail chain of did joe shmo deserve c takes away valuable minesweeper time.
Profs don't really think this way.
maybe it's just my school but in almost all classes they say i'd give you all a's if i could. i was being sarcastic above, but i think most of them would inherently rather give all a's than all c's. doing this helps their employer as well as individuals they have somewhat gotten to know and reaffirms that they are good teachers.