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Important, Interesting, and Controversial Work on Accuracy, Bias, and Self-Fulfilling Prophecies That Did Not Fit Elsewhere

Lee Jussim

in Social Perception and Social Reality

Published in print April 2012 | ISBN: 9780195366600
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199933044 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195366600.003.0080
Important, Interesting, and Controversial Work on Accuracy, Bias, and Self-Fulfilling Prophecies That Did Not Fit Elsewhere

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This chapter reviews interesting and important research on self-fulfilling prophecies, expectancy biases, and accuracy that did not fit elsewhere in this book. With respect to self-fulfilling prophecies, this chapter reviews evidence on processes and moderators, stereotype threat, stereotype priming, and rejection sensitivity. With respect to bias, this chapter reviews recent research on race bias in jury selection and, more generally, implores my fellow social psychologists to begin developing some standards for evaluating the true power and extent of bias (e.g., by articulating a model of rationality and assessing both how much people deviate from it and how close they come to it). With respect to accuracy, research on empathic accuracy and accuracy from thin slices of behavior is reviewed.

Keywords: self-fulfilling prophecy; bias; accuracy; stereotypes; stereotype threat; priming; rejection sensitivity; empathic accuracy; thin slices

Chapter.  7291 words. 

Subjects: Social Psychology

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