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The self-report method.

  title={The self-report method.},
  author={Delroy L. Paulhus and Simine Vazire},
If you want to know what Waldo is like, why 20041, the effectiveness of introspection not just ask him? Such is the commonsense (Wilson, 2002), the degree of automaticity logic behind the self-report method of person(Mills & Hogan, 1978; Paulhus & Levitt, ality assessment. It remains the field's most 1986), and the meaning of nonresponding commonly used mode of assessment-by far (Tourangeau, 2004). (see Robins, Tracy, & Sherman, Chapter 37, The goal of this chapter is more limited: to this… 

Knowing me, knowing you: the accuracy and unique predictive validity of self-ratings and other-ratings of daily behavior.

The authors examine the possibility that people may know a person as well as (or better than) that person knows himself or herself, and show that close others are as accurate as the self in predicting daily behavior.

What Is Implicit Self-Esteem, and Does it Vary Across Cultures?

  • Carl F. FalkS. Heine
  • Psychology
    Personality and social psychology review : an official journal of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Inc
  • 2015
An alternative conceptualization that defines ISE in terms of how positively people evaluate objects that reflect upon themselves is revived, which suggests that ISE research should target alternative phenomena and allows for a host of previous cross-cultural findings to bear on the question of cultural variability in ISE.

Who knows what about a person? The self-other knowledge asymmetry (SOKA) model.

  • S. Vazire
  • Psychology
    Journal of personality and social psychology
  • 2010
The self was the best judge of neuroticism- related traits, friends were the best judges of intellect-related traits, and people of all perspectives were equally good at judging extraversion-related trait judgments.

Self‐reports, peer ratings and construct validity

Self‐reports of behaviour have been criticized as fraught with problems that seriously undermine the construct validity of conventional personality measures. The problems are related to a putative

Reevaluating the Strengths and Weaknesses of Self- Report Measures of Subjective Well-Being

Subjective well-being, by definition, is a construct that relies on people's subjective evaluation of their lives as a whole. The subjective nature of the construct makes self-report a natural method

Language-based personality: a new approach to personality in a digital world

Accuracy of Self-Esteem Judgments at Zero Acquaintance.

It is shown that strangers can quite accurately detect individuals' self-reported and informant-reported self-esteem when targets are observed in a public self-presentational situation.

Impression management ("lie") scales are associated with interpersonally oriented self-control, not other-deception.

  • L. Uziel
  • Psychology
    Journal of personality
  • 2014
This article explores the status of impression management (IM) scales ("lie scales," notably, BIDR-IM) as measures of response bias, offers theory-driven substantive meaning to them, and compares



Moral judgments and self-presentations

Informant reports: A cheap, fast, and easy method for personality assessment

An empirical investigation of self-attitudes.

A LTHOUGH the self has long been the central concept in the symbolic interaction approach to social psychology, little if anything has been done to employ it directly in empirical research. There are

On the invalidity of validity scales: evidence from self-reports and observer ratings in volunteer samples.

The authors illustrate the use of informant ratings in assessing protocol validity and argue that psychological assessors should limit their use of validity scales and seek instead to improve the quality of personality assessments.

Why people say "yes": A dual-process theory of acquiescence.

In 3 studies the authors investigated yea-saying acquiescence from the standpoint of D. T. Gilbert's (1991) 2-stage model of comprehension, wherein comprehension requires automatic acceptance during

Flawed Self-Assessment

  • D. DunningC. HeathJ. Suls
  • Psychology
    Psychological science in the public interest : a journal of the American Psychological Society
  • 2004
Empirical findings on the imperfect nature of self-assessment are reviewed and several interventions aimed at circumventing the consequences of such flawed assessments are discussed; these include training people to routinely make cognitive repairs correcting for biasedSelf-assessments and requiring people to justify their decisions in front of their peers.

The meaning of personality test scores.

The process of reexamining the methodological and metatheoretical assumptions of personality psychology over the past two decades has been useful for both critics and practitioners of personality

The Q-Sort Method in Personality Assessment and Psychiatric Research.

Just about a dozen years ago William Stephenson, then teaching in the University of Chicago, introduced American psychology to his Q-technique. As doctorate researches and publications appeared out

Response artifacts in the measurement of subjective well-being

The degree to which response artifacts introduce error into self-report measures has long been a matter of concern in the psychological literature. For example, it has been suggested that self-report

A Critical Appraisal of Self‐Report Defense Mechanism Measures

Defense mechanisms have been a source of both fascination and frustration for most personality researchers because they are conceptually intriguing but their assessment is often problematic. To aid