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Social perception and social reality : why accuracy dominates bias and self-fulfilling prophesy

Author: Lee J Jussim
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, cop. 2012.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lee J Jussim
ISBN: 9780195366600 0195366603
OCLC Number: 819181384
Awards: Winner of PROSE (Psychology) 2012
Description: 1 vol. (x-474 p.) : tabl. ; 25 cm
Contents: Section I - Introduction: This Book, Basic Ideas, and the Early Research ; Chapter 1 - Introduction: How Might Social Beliefs Relate to Social Reality? ; Chapter 2 - Social Reality is Not Always What it Appears To Be: The Scientific Roots of Research on Interpersonal Expectancies ; Chapter 3 - The Once Raging and Still Smoldering Pygmalion Controversy ; Section II - The Awesome Power of Expectations to Create Reality and Distort Perceptions ; Chapter 4 - The Extraordinary Power of Self-Fulfilling Prophecies ; Chapter 5 - The Extraordinary Power of Expectancies to Bias Perception, Memory, and Information-Seeking ; Section III - The Less Than Awesome Power of Expectations to Create Reality and Distort Perceptions ; Chapter 6 - The Less Than Extraordinary Power of Self-Fulfilling Prophecies: Considerations Based on Common Sense, Daily Life, and a Critical Evaluation of the Early Classic Experiments ; Chapter 7 - You Better Change Your Expectations Because I Will Not Change (Much) to Fit Your Expectations: Self-Verification as a Limit to Self-Fulfilling Prophecies ; Chapter 8 - The Less Than Awesome Power of Expectations to Distort Information-Seeking ; Chapter 9 - The Less Than Awesome Power of Expectations to Bias Perception, Memory and Judgment ; Section IV - Accuracy: Controversies, Criticisms, Criteria, Components, and Cognitive Processes ; Chapter 10 - Accuracy: Historical, Political, and Conceptual Objections ; Chapter 11 - Accuracy: Criteria ; Chapter 12 - Accuracy: Components and Processes ; Section V - The Quest for the Powerful Self-Fulfilling Prophecy ; Chapter 13 - Teacher Expectations: Accuracy and the Quest for the Powerful Self-Fulfilling Prophecy ; Chapter 14 - Do Self-Fulfilling Prophecies Accumulate or Dissipate? ; Section VI - Stereotypes ; Chapter 15 - On the Pervasiveness and Logical Incoherence of Defining Stereotypes as Inaccurate ; Chapter 16 - What Constitutes Evidence of Stereotype Accuracy? ; Chapter 17 - Pervasive Stereotype Accuracy ; Chapter 18 - Stereotypes and Person Perception: Can Judging Individuals on the Basis of Stereotypes Ever Increase Accuracy? ; Chapter 19 - Stereotypes Have Been Stereotyped! ; Section VII - Conclusion ; Chapter 20 - Important, Interesting and Controversial Work on Accuracy, Bias, and Self-Fulfilling Prophecies that Did Not Fit Elsewhere ; Chapter 21 - The 90% Full Glass Contests the Scholarly Bias for Bias
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