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Interpersonal Perception : A Social Relations Analysis - David A. Kenny

Interpersonal Perception

A Social Relations Analysis

Hardcover Published: 5th August 1994
ISBN: 9780898621143
Number Of Pages: 270

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David A. Kenny's pioneering contribution takes a social relations approach to basic questions of person perception in social interaction. Enlightening and provocative, this volume provides a comprehensive theoretical overview of "interpersonal perception," a field of research that holds great promise for shedding light on social behavior. Blending meticulous analysis with thoughtful interpretation, the book demonstrates how interpersonal perception enhances the traditional study of person perception by capturing the richness of social behavior.

To introduce the topic, Kenny clearly explicates the differences between person perception and interpersonal perception, showing that while the traditional paradigm is guided by descriptions of hypothetical people, interpersonal perception takes into account the bidirectional reality of dyadic interaction. The book addresses three fundamentally different types of perceptions:

* How we see other people
* How we see ourselves
* How we think we are seen by others

Nine different questions are based on the relationships among these perceptions. To answer these questions, the author sets forth the Social Relations Model, a research paradigm that posits people as both perceivers and targets. The model is flexible in that it allows for the possibility of meta- and self-perception, and it considers the impact of particular interactions with another on an individual's behavioral changes. The collection, interpretation, analysis, and summary of data are covered here in depth.

The main body of the work examines specific theoretical issues within interpersonal perception. Devoting one chapter to each issue--labeled assimilation, consensus, uniqueness, reciprocity, target accuracy, assumed reciprocity, meta-accuracy, assumed similarity, and self-other agreement--Kenny presents the relevant research evidence for each one. The book concludes with a synthesis of the major issues, an examination of the links between behavior and perception, and a discussion of the insights the available evidence can yield about social relations.

This unique volume is invaluable reading for all social scientists interested in person perception. Offering the first available overview of this significant new field of research, Interpersonal Perception is also an important text for courses on the subject.

..".an ambitious work that presents a comprehensive review and analysis of existing work to date using the social relations model (SRM). SRM is one of the most innovative and useful accomplishments in the area of social perception since Kelley's (1967) cube....Although the methodological and statistical underpinnings of SRM are quite complex, Kenny does a masterful job of explaining the basic ideas in a simple and straightforward manner in the first two chapters....SRM is clearly one of the most innovative, creative, and powerful tools yet developed for gaining insights into how people view themselves and others. Interpersonal Perception provides a clear, readable, and comprehensive account of existing social perception research using that model." --Lee Jussim in Psychological Inquiry "The result of Kenny's admirable willingness to draw conclusions is a punchier contribution than psychologists usually offer to social understanding. There is a real feeling, when one has finished reading this book, that psychology has learned a thing or two about how people perceive one another, and that is the kind of feeling that is good for our field. Some of Kenny's most important assertions address the way we should frame questions about interpersonal perception....Kenny has further established himself, if that is possible, as the key person in the study of interpersonal perception. His book is a must-read and a must-have for anybody doing research in this area and would also make a superb graduate-level textbook....The research it inspires will, in the end, be this book's most important contribution." --David C. Funder in Psychological Inquiry "Kenny's book is testimony to the excitement and vibrancy that once again pervade research on how people perceive themselves and others. Interpersonal Perception is a milestone in the field, and we believe it will have a lasting impact....One of the most impressive achievements of Interpersonal Perception is that it provides a veritable how-to guide for conducting research on interpersonal perception....The book can serve as a manifesto for social perception researchers--a reference guide for how research in this area can be done." --Richard W. Robins and Oliver P. John in Psychological Inquiry "David Kenny has written the Book of Revelation for the interpersonal perception researchers of the 21st century....destined to be a kind of bible to the next generation of interpersonal perception researchers." --William Ickes "This book is extremely useful and I would recommend it to anyone studying interpersonal relationships, inside and outside the communication field." --Judee Burgoon, Professor of Communication, University of Arizona "This is a concise and comprehensive overview of theory and research on interpersonal perception from the social relations perspective. Dave Kenny deserves a great deal of credit for his creative work in this area so central to Social Psychology." --Bernadette Park, Associate Professor of Psychology, University of Colorado, Boulder "This book defines some of the most fundamental questions about interpersonal perception. Kenny is one of the most distinquished scholars and methodologists in the field, and the methodology he describes for the study of interpersonal perception will serve the discipline well for many years to come. Only Kenny could have written this book. The contributions the book makes to our understanding of interpersonal perception are unique and important. Rarely does a book offer such a striking advance beyond the previous state of the science. It is a triple crown winner, offering contributions of distinction in theory, methodology, and data." --Bella M. DePaulo, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology, University of Virginia "This is a wonderful book...An indispensable reference for anyone working in the area of interpersonal perception...I will be teaching a graduate seminar in person perception...and I will use this text as required reading." --James S. Uleman, Ph.D., New York University ..."an ambitious work that presents a comprehensive review and analysis of existing work to date using the social relations model (SRM). SRM is one of the most innovative and useful accomplishments in the area of social perception since Kelley's (1967) cube....Although the methodological and statistical underpinnings of SRM are quite complex, Kenny does a masterful job of explaining the basic ideas in a simple and straightforward manner in the first two chapters....SRM is clearly one of the most innovative, creative, and powerful tols yet developed for gaining insights into how people view theselves and others. "Interpersonal Perception" provides a clear, readable, and comprehensive account of existing social perception research using that model." --Lee Jussim in "Psychological Inquiry" "The result of Kenny's admirable willingness to draw conclusions is a punchier contribution than psychologists usually offer to social understanding. There is a real feeling, when one has finished reading this book, that psychology has learned a thing or two about how people perceive one another, and that is the kind of feeling that is good for our field. Some of Kenny's most important assertions address the way we should frame questions about interpersonal perception....Kenny has further established himself, if that is possible, as the key person in the study of interpersonal perception. His book is a must-read and a must-have for anybody doing research in this area and would also make a superb graduate-level textbook....The research it inspires will, in the end, be this book's most important contribution." --David C. Funder in "Psychological Inquiry" "Kenny's book is testimony to the excitementand vibrancy that once again pervade research on how people perceive themselves and others. "Interpersonal Perception" is a milestone in the field, and we believe it will have a lasting impact....One of the most impressive achievements of "Interpersonal Perception" is that it provides a veritable how-to guide for conducting research on interpersonal perception....The book can serve as a manifesto for social perception researchers--a reference guide for how research in this area can be done." --Richard W. Robins and Oliver P. John in "Psychological Inquiry" "David Kenny has written the Book of Revelation for the interpersonal perception researchers of the 21st century....destined to be a kind of bible to the next generation of interpersonal perception researchers." --William Ickes "This book is extremely useful and I would recommend it to anyone studying interpersonal relationships, inside and outside the communication field." --Judee Burgoon, Professor of Communication, University of Arizona "This is a concise and comprehensive overview of theory and research on interpersonal perception from the social relations perspective. Dave Kenny deserves a great deal of credit for his creative work in this area so central to Social Psychology." --Bernadette Park, Associate Professor of Psychology, University of Colorado, Boulder "This book defines some of the most fundamental questions about interpersonal perception. Kenny is one of the most distinquished scholars and methodologists in the field, and the methodology he describes for the study of interpersonal perception will serve the discipline well for many years to come. Only Kenny could have written this book. Thecontributions the book makes to our understanding of interpersonal perception are unique and important. Rarely does a book offer such a striking advance beyond the previous state of the science. It is a triple crown winner, offering contributions of distinction in theory, methodology, and data." --Bella M. DePaulo, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology, University of Virginia "This is a wonderful book...An indispensable reference for anyone working in the area of interpersonal perception...I will be teaching a graduate seminar in person perception...and I will use this text as required reading." --James S. Uleman, Ph.D., New York University ..."it seems clear to us that, as the SRM approach is utilized by more and more researchers, new questions will be raised, and new opportunities for the usefulness of the model will be identified. In this sense, "Interpersonal Perception" presents both a challenge to and an opportunity for students of social perception." --"Psychological Inquiry"

Introductionp. 1
A Methodology for the Study of Interpersonal Perceptionp. 16
Assimilationp. 35
Consensusp. 50
Uniquenessp. 82
Reciprocity and Assumed Reciprocityp. 100
Target Accuracyp. 116
Meta-Perceptionp. 144
Self-Perceptionp. 177
Review and Integrationp. 203
Appendix A. Study Descriptionsp. 227
Appendix B. Statistical Details of the Social Relations Modelp. 232
Appendix C. The Weighted-Average Model of Perceptionp. 245
Referencesp. 251
Indexp. 264
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ISBN: 9780898621143
ISBN-10: 0898621143
Series: Distinguished Contributions in Psychology
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 270
Published: 5th August 1994
Publisher: Guilford Publications
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.88  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.59