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Publications [#334911] of John D. Coie

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  1. Kenny, DA; West, TV; Cillessen, AHN; Coie, JD; Dodge, KA; Hubbard, JA; Schwartz, D (2007). Accuracy in judgments of aggressiveness.. Personality & Social Psychology Bulletin, 33(9), 1225-1236. [doi]
    (last updated on 2019/07/18)

    Abstract:
    Perceivers are both accurate and biased in their understanding of others. Past research has distinguished between three types of accuracy: generalized accuracy, a perceiver's accuracy about how a target interacts with others in general; perceiver accuracy, a perceiver's view of others corresponding with how the perceiver is treated by others in general; and dyadic accuracy, a perceiver's accuracy about a target when interacting with that target. Researchers have proposed that there should be more dyadic than other forms of accuracy among well-acquainted individuals because of the pragmatic utility of forecasting the behavior of interaction partners. We examined behavioral aggression among well-acquainted peers. A total of 116 9-year-old boys rated how aggressive their classmates were toward other classmates. Subsequently, 11 groups of 6 boys each interacted in play groups, during which observations of aggression were made. Analyses indicated strong generalized accuracy yet little dyadic and perceiver accuracy.


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