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

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Social perception and social reality : why accuracy dominates bias and self-fulfilling prophesy
Title
Social perception and social reality
Title remainder
why accuracy dominates bias and self-fulfilling prophesy
Statement of responsibility
Lee Jussim
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Social Perception and Social Reality contests the received wisdom in the field of social psychology that suggests that social perception and judgment are generally flawed, biased, and powerfully self-fulfilling. Jussim reviews a wealth of real world, survey, and experimental data collected over the last century to show that in fact, social psychological research consistently demonstrates that biases and self-fulfilling prophecies are generally weak, fragile, and fleeting. Furthermore, research in the social sciences has shown stereotypes to be accurate.Jussim overturns the received wisdom concerning social perception in several ways. He critically reviews studies that are highly cited darlings of the bias conclusion and shows how these studies demonstrate far more accuracy than bias, or are not replicable in subsequent research. Studies of equal or higher quality, which have been replicated consistently, are shown to demonstrate high accuracy, low bias, or both. The book is peppered with discussions suggesting that theoretical and political blinders have led to an odd state of affairs in which the flawed or misinterpreted bias studies receive a great deal of attention, while stronger and more replicable accuracy studies receive relatively little attention. In addition, the author presents both personal and real world examples (such as stock market prices, sporting events, and political elections) that routinely undermine heavy-handed emphases on error and bias, but are generally indicative of high levels of rationality and accuracy. He fully embraces scientific data, even when that data yields unpopular conclusions or contests prevailing conventions or the received wisdom in psychology, in other social sciences, and in broader society"--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
302/.12
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BF323.S63
LC item number
J87 2012eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Social perception and social reality : why accuracy dominates bias and self-fulfilling prophesy, Lee Jussim
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. 1. Introduction: this book, basic ideas, and the early research -- pt. 2. The awesome power of expectations to create reality and distort perceptions -- pt. 3. The less than awesome power of expectations to create reality and distort perceptions -- pt. 4. Accuracy: controversies, criticisms, criteria, components, and cognitive processes -- pt. 5. The quest for the powerful self-fulfilling prophecy -- pt. 6. Stereotypes -- pt. 7. Conclusion
Control code
ocn781629119
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 474 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780199710614
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
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not applicable
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.b26388807
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
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  • (OCoLC)781629119
  • ebl0199710619

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    • Deakin University Library - Geelong Waurn Ponds CampusBorrow it
      75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, Victoria, 3216, AU
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