Normativity and Desirability in Observational Assessments of Family Interaction.

@article{Deal2018NormativityAD,
  title={Normativity and Desirability in Observational Assessments of Family Interaction.},
  author={James E. Deal},
  journal={Family process},
  year={2018}
}
Issues of normativity (responding in a typical or average fashion) and desirability (the tendency for raters to endorse positive characteristics rather than neutral or more negative ones) are common in areas of the social sciences that frequently utilize profile correlations to measure dyadic similarity. They have implications for family scholars as well… CONTINUE READING