Personality Judgment: A Realistic Approach to Person Perception

David C. Funder
Elsevier, 1999 M08 16 - 238 páginas

Accuracy in judging personality is important in clinical assessment, applied settings, and everyday life. Personality judgments are important in assessing job candidates, choosing friends, and determining who we can trust and rely on in our personal lives. Thus, the accuracy of those judgments is important to both individuals and organizations.

In examining personality judgment, Personality Judgment takes a sweeping look at the field's history, assumptions, and current research findings. The book explores the construct of traits within the person-situation debate, defends the human judge in the face of the fundamental attribution error, and discusses research on four categories of moderators in judgment: the good judge, the judgeable target, the trait being judged, and the information on which the judgment is based.

Spanning two decades of accuracy research, this book makes clear not only how personality judgment has come to its current standing but also where it may move in the future.

  • Covers 20 years worth of historical, current and future trends in personality judgment
  • Includes discussions of debatable issues related to accuracy and error. The author is well known for his recently developed theoy of the process by which one person may render an accurate judgment of the personality traits of another

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Chapter 1 Approaching Accuracy
Chapter 2 The Very Existence of Personality
Chapter 3 Error and Accuracy in the Study of Personality Judgment
Chapter 4 Methodological and Philosophical Considerations
Chapter 5 The Process of Accurate Personality Judgment
Chapter 6 Moderators of Accuracy
Chapter 7 SelfKnowledge
Chapter 8 Prospects for Improving Accuracy
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Página 5 - Reputation, reputation, reputation ! O, I have lost my reputation ! I have lost the immortal part of myself, and what remains is bestial.
Página 5 - As I am an honest man, I thought you had received some bodily wound; there is more sense in that than in reputation. Reputation is an idle and most false imposition: oft got without merit, and lost without deserving: you have lost no reputation at all, unless you repute yourself such a loser.
Página i - To me, Beauty is the wonder of wonders. It is only shallow people who do not judge by appearances. The true mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible . . . Yes, Mr Gray, the gods have been good to you.
Página i - Nature, by an absolute and uncontrollable necessity, has determined us to judge as well as to breathe and feel...
Página 16 - ... that we shift attention from traits to interactions among people, and look for consistency in behavior chiefly in situationally defined roles. Helson (1964) regards trait as the residual effect of previous stimulation, and thus subordinates it to the organism's present adaptation level. Scepticism is likewise reflected in many investigations of "person perception.

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David Funder is best known for his research on personality judgment and his recently developed theory of the process by which one person may render an accurate judgment of the personality traits of another.He has also published research on the longitudinal course of personality development, delay of gratification, and attribution theory.

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