Interpersonal Perception: A Social Relations Analysis (David A. Kenny) David A. Kenny
April 25, 2016
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Interpersonal Perception
A Social Relations Analysis


        The book examines person perception in its natural context, two people interaction with a relational

            history.  Using methodological innovations, it systematically studies what we think others are

            like, how we see ourselves and how we think others see us.  Results from 45 studies are used to

            answer nine basic questions in person perception.  The basic questions use a specialized notation 

            called Laing notation.  

Table of Contents (click for description of content)

        Chapter  1.  Introduction

        Chapter  2.  A Methodology for the Study of Interpersonal Perception

        Chapter  3.  Assimilation

        Chapter  4.  Consensus

        Chapter  5.  Uniqueness

        Chapter  6.  Reciprocity and Assumed Reciprocity

        Chapter  7.  Target Accuracy

        Chapter  8.  Meta-Perception

        Chapter  9.  Self-Perception

        Chapter 10.  Review and Integration

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Email: Guilford ad for the book Hardcover: ISBN 0-89862-114-3 To go the Guilford Press site to order this book. List of Reviews Ickes, W. (1996). To see ourselves/others as others/we see us/them/themselves. Contemporary Psychology, 41, 42-43. Book review essays in (1996) Psychological Inquiry, 7, 259-287. Lawrence Erlbaum Associates. Reviews by R. W. Robins & O. P. John, D. C. Funder, L. Jussim, and D. L. Hamilton & N. L. Wyer. Other Books Called Interpersonal Perception Ned Jones has a book with the title of Interpersonal Perception (1990). When I told him I planned on using the same title, he suggested that I call the book Son of Interpersonal Perception. I pointed out to him that the book by Laing, Phillipson, and Lee (1966) was also called Interpersonal Perception. He told me that the Princeton library had only one book with that title and it was his. New Version of the Book! The book is currently being revised and the hope is that the new version will be published in 2017. The new book will update the findings since 1994 and present the conclusions in a relatively non-technical fashion. In the mean time these pages are also being updated. Errata for Kenny's Interpersonal Perception: A Social Relations Analysis Typographical Acknowledgments, page xiv, paragraph 4, line 4, word 4: it is "through." Appendix C, page 249, numerator of the second equation from the bottom: drop the right parenthesis. Misstatements Chapter 3, page 46: in the Campbell et al. study, the perceiver effect moderately correlates across studies. The correlation is not zero as the text states. Chapter 4, page 74: the kernel of truth parameter (r4 in the text and r6 in Appendix C) does affect consensus. Its presence tends to flatten the relationship between acquaintance and consensus. Chapter 7: it is possible with a strong kernel of truth effect that there never is an increase in accuracy as a function of acquaintance. Accuracy may even decline as a function of acquaintance.
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