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Making Minds I
  • ISSN 1572-0373
  • E-ISSN: 1572-0381
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Abstract

This paper contests social psychology’s emphasis on the biased, erroneous, and constructed nature of social cognition by: (1) showing how the extent of bias and error in classic research is overstated; (2) summarizing research regarding the accuracy of social beliefs; and (3) describing how social stereotypes sometimes improve person perception accuracy. A Goodness of Judgment Index is also presented to extract evidence regarding accuracy from research focusing on bias. We conclude that accuracy is necessary for understanding social cognition.
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2005-01-01
2019-11-20
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  • Article Type: Research Article
Keyword(s): accuracy , bias , self-fulfilling prophecies , social perception and stereotypes

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