Accuracy and bias in the perception of the partner in a close relationship.

@article{Kenny2001AccuracyAB,
  title={Accuracy and bias in the perception of the partner in a close relationship.},
  author={David A. Kenny and Linda K. Acitelli},
  journal={Journal of personality and social psychology},
  year={2001},
  volume={80 3},
  pages={
          439-48
        }
}
Partners in close relationships can be both accurate and biased in their perceptions of each other. Moreover, sometimes a bias can lead to accuracy. The authors describe a paradigm for the simultaneous measurement of accuracy and bias in 2-person relationships. One prevalent bias in close relationships is assumed similarity: Does the person think that his or her partner sees the world as he or she does? In a study of 238 dating and married heterosexual couples, the authors found evidence for… 

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