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Accuracy in judgments of aggressiveness.

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Kenny, DA; West, TV; Cillessen, AHN; Coie, JD; Dodge, KA; Hubbard, JA; Schwartz, D
Published in: Personality & social psychology bulletin
September 2007

Perceivers are both accurate and biased in their understanding of others. Past research has distinguished between three types of accuracy: generalized accuracy, a perceiver's accuracy about how a target interacts with others in general; perceiver accuracy, a perceiver's view of others corresponding with how the perceiver is treated by others in general; and dyadic accuracy, a perceiver's accuracy about a target when interacting with that target. Researchers have proposed that there should be more dyadic than other forms of accuracy among well-acquainted individuals because of the pragmatic utility of forecasting the behavior of interaction partners. We examined behavioral aggression among well-acquainted peers. A total of 116 9-year-old boys rated how aggressive their classmates were toward other classmates. Subsequently, 11 groups of 6 boys each interacted in play groups, during which observations of aggression were made. Analyses indicated strong generalized accuracy yet little dyadic and perceiver accuracy.

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Personality & social psychology bulletin

DOI

EISSN

1552-7433

ISSN

0146-1672

Publication Date

September 2007

Volume

33

Issue

9

Start / End Page

1225 / 1236

Related Subject Headings

  • Violence
  • Videotape Recording
  • United States
  • Social Psychology
  • Reproducibility of Results
  • Prejudice
  • Play and Playthings
  • Male
  • Judgment
  • Interpersonal Relations
 

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Kenny, D. A., West, T. V., Cillessen, A. H. N., Coie, J. D., Dodge, K. A., Hubbard, J. A., & Schwartz, D. (2007). Accuracy in judgments of aggressiveness. Personality & Social Psychology Bulletin, 33(9), 1225–1236. https://doi.org/10.1177/0146167207303026
Kenny, David A., Tessa V. West, Antonius H. N. Cillessen, John D. Coie, Kenneth A. Dodge, Julie A. Hubbard, and David Schwartz. “Accuracy in judgments of aggressiveness.Personality & Social Psychology Bulletin 33, no. 9 (September 2007): 1225–36. https://doi.org/10.1177/0146167207303026.
Kenny DA, West TV, Cillessen AHN, Coie JD, Dodge KA, Hubbard JA, et al. Accuracy in judgments of aggressiveness. Personality & social psychology bulletin. 2007 Sep;33(9):1225–36.
Kenny, David A., et al. “Accuracy in judgments of aggressiveness.Personality & Social Psychology Bulletin, vol. 33, no. 9, Sept. 2007, pp. 1225–36. Epmc, doi:10.1177/0146167207303026.
Kenny DA, West TV, Cillessen AHN, Coie JD, Dodge KA, Hubbard JA, Schwartz D. Accuracy in judgments of aggressiveness. Personality & social psychology bulletin. 2007 Sep;33(9):1225–1236.
Journal cover image

Published In

Personality & social psychology bulletin

DOI

EISSN

1552-7433

ISSN

0146-1672

Publication Date

September 2007

Volume

33

Issue

9

Start / End Page

1225 / 1236

Related Subject Headings

  • Violence
  • Videotape Recording
  • United States
  • Social Psychology
  • Reproducibility of Results
  • Prejudice
  • Play and Playthings
  • Male
  • Judgment
  • Interpersonal Relations