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Interpersonal Accuracy in Trait Judgments
Interpersonal Accuracy in Trait Judgments
Tera D. Letzring David C. Funder

Judgments about traits and states can have important consequences. For example, whether one decides to approach a stranger at a social gathering, who one asks to watch one's children, and which job applicant is hired for a new position are all influenced by judgments of the traits and states of others. Someone who is perceived as friendly and in a good mood is more likely to be approached at a social gathering; someone who is perceived as responsible, not deceptive, and valuing security is more likely to be asked to watch one's children; and someone who is perceived as ...

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