April 25, 2016
Interpersonal perception refers to the judgments that a person, called the perceiver, makes about another person, called the target, where the target is a real person. Ordinarily the perceiver and the target have a relational history and both persons serve as a perceiver and a target. The purpose of these pages is to describe what has been learned about interpersonal perception. Definitions of terms that are in red or light blue on these pages can be obtained for terms by clicking on those terms.
These pages present rather short summaries of complex issues. The serious student is encouraged to read papers to understand and criticize these ideas.
To begin start with
"Nine Basic Questions"
To learn more
about my book on
To learn about the Social Relations Model.
To learn about PERSOC, a group of researchers very interesting in interpersonal perception.
To examine another site that focuses on interpersonal perception (David Funder's accuracy project).
The assessment of personality traits and pathology (Oltmanns and Turkheimer).
Wikipedia Page (needs updating, why do not you do it?)