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ERIC Number: EJ1004921
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jul
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 16
ISSN: ISSN-0098-6283
A Classroom Activity to Demonstrate Self-Other Agreement in Personality Judgments
Kaplan, Seth A.; Stachowski, Alicia A.; Bradley-Geist, Jill C.
Teaching of Psychology, v39 n3 p213-216 Jul 2012
This article describes a classroom activity to demonstrate (dis)agreement in personality judgments, using an exercise derived from Watson's research on the accuracy of rating strangers' personalities. On the first day of class, undergraduate students in psychology courses rated their own personality and the personality of a classmate, using items from the International Personality Item Pool (IPIP). Across five samples, self-other correlations were strong for extraversion but varied for the other four traits. Comparisons with control groups on relevant test items provided preliminary evidence that the exercise promotes learning of relevant material. This exercise can be used in introductory or personality psychology courses to facilitate discussion of various topics including interpersonal judgment and accuracy and methodological and statistical issues. (Contains 2 tables and 2 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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