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An experimental study examined the impact of the amount of information available on self-consensus and self-matching (precision) in personality assessment. Three hundred and sixty subjects (180 F and 180 M) each saw one of the 6 goals (3 F and 3 M) on videotape for 5-10, 15-20 or 25-30 min. The accuracy was significantly higher for the longest time than in the shortest observation state. Within this overall difference, the linear effect of the information on accuracy was strong (and significant) only for the most visible characteristics assessed, including characteristics relevant to extraversion. After the shortest observation period, a fairly high consensus was reached, which did not increase with prolonged monitoring for a certain type of characteristic. Among a separate group of acquaintances who had experienced the goals on average for 14 months, accuracy and consensus were much higher than our post-drill subjects who were reached after 30 minutes. Other analyses have shown that consensus has been more associated with accuracy with more information, although the level of consensus has not changed. If you have access to daily content through a university, library or employer, log in here to whom the correspondence should be emailed: [email protected] Contact us if you are having trouble connecting. If you have access to a newspaper through an association or association, please flip through your association log, select an article you want to view, and follow the instructions in that field.

Some company journals ask you to create a personal profile and then activate your company account This research was supported by the National Institute of Mental Grant R01-MH42427 to David Funder. It is based in part on Melinda Blackman`s thesis for the PhD at the University of California, Riverside. We thank C. Randall Colvin, David Kenny, Daniel J. Ozer, Stephen West and Leslie Wiehl for their helpful comments; The remaining mistakes are ours. Recipients and requests for insistence to David C. Funder, Department of Psychology, University of California, Riverside, CA 92521; E-mail: [email protected] If you have access to the Journal through a company or association, read the instructions using access to social journal content varies in our titles.