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The Perception of People

Integrating Cognition and Culture

By Perry R. Hinton

© 1993 – Psychology Press

216 pages

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Hardback: 9780415084512
pub: 1993-01-07

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Interpersonal perception concerns the inferences we make about other people from the information we have about them. These inferences are often assessments of personality and can influence our judgments of others in a wide variety of practical situations - for example an employment interview. Perry Hinton Looks at both the inferences made from specific information about a person as well as the process of inference itself. The practical implications of the judgments we make are discussed.

The Psychology of Interpersonal Perception provides a comprehensive introduction to an important and fascinating subject.

Table of Contents

List of figures and tables. Preface. Introduction. Inferences from nonverbal information. Interpersonal attraction. Implicit personality theory. Accuracy in person perception. Attribution theory. Strategies of social judgement. Practical implications of social inference. References. Name Index. Subject Index.

About the Author

Perry R. Hinton is Senior Lecturer in Psychology at Coventry University.

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