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Empmpathic Accuracy and Inaccuracy

  • By: William Ickes, Michael S. Culwell & Ronen Cuperman
  • In: Encyclopedia of Human Relationships
  • Edited by: Harry T. Reis & Susan Sprecher
  • Subject:Interpersonal Relationships, Group Processes/Dynamics, Close Relationships

Empathic accuracy refers to the degree to which one person can accurately infer the specific content of another person's thoughts and feelings. During the past two decades, psychologist William Ickes and his colleagues have extensively studied this phenomenon in the ...

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