Accuracy and error: Constraints on process models in social psychology

Behavioral and Brain Sciences 27 (3):350-351 (2004)
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Abstract

In light of an historical obsession with human error, Krueger & Funder (K&F) suggest that social psychologists should emphasize the strengths of social perception. In our view, however, absolute levels of accuracy (or error) in any given experiment are less important than underlying processes. We discuss the use of the process-dissociation procedure for gaining insight into the mechanisms underlying accuracy and error.

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