An evolutionary approach to accuracy in social perception

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Abstract

An evolutionary approach highlights that accuracy should be expected over error because selection pressures will have shaped social perception to be functional. Behaviour is extremely complex and so it is unlikely that observers will be perfectly accurate, but an evolutionary view strongly predicts that people will behave as rational observers and in many cases social perception should favour adaptive responses.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere8
JournalBehavioral and Brain Sciences
Volume40
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2017

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