Life becomes difficult for the judges of others when they are presented with a number of facts about someone which all point in different directions, or which point in no direction at all. Originally published in 1984, this volume brings together research on four major issues involved in judging people: the relationship between person perception and personality; inference from multiple cues; methodology of measuring accuracy of perception; and selection for employment.
These issues are not only of increasing importance in the study of psychology today, they are also of central relevance to social and business conduct. This edited collection will be a valuable resource for the student of either.
Table of Contents
Notes on the Contributors. Editor’s Introduction. 1. On the Nature and Role of Representations in Self’s Understanding of Others and Self Rob Farr and Serge Moscovici 2. Personality Traits: In the Eye of the Beholder or the Personality of the Perceived? Sarah E. Hampson 3. Information Integration in Person Perception: Theory and Application James Shanteau and Geraldine F. Nagy 4. Multiple Cue Person Perception Alexander Lovie 5. Problems of Context and Criterion in Nonverbal Communication: A New Look at the Accuracy Issue Dane Archer and Robin M. Akert 6. The Good Judge of Others’ Personality: Methodological Problems and their Resolution Mark Cook 7. Implicit Personality Theory and the Employment Interview Mitchell Rothstein and Douglas N. Jackson 8. Person Perception in the Employment Interview Richard D. Arvey and James Campion. Name Index. Subject Index.