ERIC Number: ED222803
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Interpersonal Perception in Conversational Interactions as a Function of Self-Perception.
Feldstein, Stanley; Bond, Ronald N.
Few efforts have been made to systematically examine the impact of self-perception on the perceptions of others. To explore the extent to which the attributions made by a perceiver about another person are related to the perceiver's self-attributions, 93 white and 71 black college students were asked to engage in a 20-minute conversation with a partner. They were then asked to describe themselves and the partner in terms of an adjective scale. Results indicated that, in this context, the ways in which individuals perceived each other were related to the ways in which they perceived themselves, although the results did not imply that how the self was perceived was responsible for how others were perceived. The findings indicate that perceptions may have been influenced by the race and sex of the participants. (JAC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association (53rd, Baltimore, MD, April 15-18, 1982).