Accuracy of social perception: An integration and review of meta-analyses

Nater, Christa; Zell, Ethan (2015). Accuracy of social perception: An integration and review of meta-analyses. Social and personality psychology compass, 9(9), pp. 481-494. Wiley 10.1111/spc3.12194

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This review examines the overall accuracy of social perception across several research topics and identifies factors that inf luence the accuracy of social perception. Findings from 14 meta-analyses examining topics such as social/personality judgments, health judgments, legal judgments, and academic/vocational judg-ments were obtained. Social perception accuracy was generally moderate, yielding an average effect size (r) of .32. However, individual meta-analytic effects varied widely, with some topics yielding small effects (e.g., lie detection, eyewitness identification) and other topics yielding large effects (e.g., educational judgments, health judgments). Several moderators of social perception accuracy were identified, includ-ing the nature of the information source, familiarity of the target, type of personality trait, and severity of the outcome being judged. These findings provide a comprehensive summary and novel integration of disparate findings on the accuracy of social perception. Concluding remarks highlight avenues for future research and call for cross-disciplinary collaborations that would enhance our understanding of social perception.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

07 Faculty of Human Sciences > Institute of Psychology > Social Psychology and Social Neuroscience

UniBE Contributor:

Nater, Christa

Subjects:

100 Philosophy > 150 Psychology

ISSN:

1751-9004

Publisher:

Wiley

Language:

English

Submitter:

Christa Nater

Date Deposited:

05 Aug 2015 08:39

Last Modified:

04 Oct 2019 07:45

Publisher DOI:

10.1111/spc3.12194

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.70662

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/70662

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