- Oxford Library of Psychology
- Copyright Page
- About the Editors
- The Accuracy of Personality Trait Judgments: An Introduction
- The Realistic Accuracy Model
- Social Relations Modeling of Interpersonal Accuracy
- Lens and Dual Lens Models
- The Social Accuracy Model
- Characteristics of the Judge That Are Related to Accuracy
- The Good Target of Personality Judgments
- Characteristics of Traits That Are Related to Accuracy of Personality Judgments
- Information as a Moderator of Accuracy in Personality Judgment
- Self–Other Knowledge Asymmetry (SOKA) Model
- The Accuracy of Self-Judgments of Personality
- Figuring Out How Others See Us: The Formation of Accurate Meta-Perceptions
- Contributions of Nonverbal Cues to the Accurate Judgment of Personality Traits
- Accuracy of Personality Trait Judgments Based on Environmental and Social Media Cues
- The Role of Normative Information in Judgments of Others
- The Accuracy of Stereotypes About Personality
- Accuracy and Bias of Trait Judgments in Romantic Relationships
- Self–Other Agreement on Ratings of Personality Disorder Symptoms and Traits: Three Meta-Analyses
- Trait Accuracy in the Workplace
- Training and Improving Accuracy of Personality Trait Judgments
- Conclusions and Future Directions for the Study of Accurate Personality Judgment
- Names Index
- Subject Index
Abstract and Keywords
This chapter identifies several well-established findings and overarching themes within personality trait accuracy research, and highlights especially promising directions for future research. Topics include (1) theoretical frameworks for accuracy, (2) moderators of accuracy and the context or situation in which judgments are made, (3) the important consequences of accuracy, (4) interventions and training programs to increase judgmental ability and judgability, (5) the generalizability of previous findings, and (6) standardized tests of the accuracy of judging personality traits. The chapter ends by stating that it is an exciting time to be a researcher studying the accuracy of personality trait judgments.
Tera D. Letzring is a Professor of Psychology and the Director of the Experimental Psychology PhD program at Idaho State University. She earned a PhD in Psychology from the University of California, Riverside, in 2005, and a BA in Psychology from the University of Puget Sound in 1999. Dr. Letzring’s research focuses on the interpersonal accuracy of judgments of personality, and in particular on the factors that moderate accuracy.
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