Bias and accuracy in close relationships: an integrative review.

  title={Bias and accuracy in close relationships: an integrative review.},
  author={Faby M Gagn{\'e} and John E. Lydon},
  journal={Personality and social psychology review : an official journal of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Inc},
  volume={8 4},
Intimates typically are positively biased in their relationship evaluations. Given this fact, how can intimates regulate their esteem needs about their relationships and still function effectively, without risking later regret and disappointment? We address this issue by first reviewing work showing that because bias and accuracy are independent, they can co-exist. We next show how bias and accuracy are subject to different evaluative motives, relationship evaluations, and situations. It is… CONTINUE READING