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Tera Letzring

Tera Letzring

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My main research interest is the accuracy of personality judgment. I am especially interested in what the benefits and drawbacks are of being able to judge others accurately, and in the characteristics and behaviors of good judges.

Primary Interests:

  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Person Perception
  • Personality, Individual Differences
  • Research Methods, Assessment
  • Self and Identity
  • Social Cognition

Research Group or Laboratory:

Journal Articles:

  • Letzring, T. D. (2010). The effects of judge and target gender and ethnicity similarity on the accuracy of personality judgments. Social Psychology, 41, 42-51.
  • Letzring, T. D. (2008). The good judge of personality: Characteristics, behaviors, and observer accuracy. Journal of Research in Personality, 42, 914-932.
  • Letzring, T. D., Block, J., & Funder, D. C. (2005). Ego-control and ego-resiliency: Generalization of self-report scales based on personality descriptions from self, acquaintances, and clinicians. Journal of Research in Personality, 39, 395-422.
  • Letzring, T. D., & Noftle, E. (2010). Predicting relationship quality from self-verification of broad personality traits among romantic couples. Journal of Research in Personality, 44, 353-362.
  • Letzring, T. D., Wells, S. M., & Funder, D. C. (2006). Quantity and quality of available information affect the realistic accuracy of personality judgment. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 91, 111-123.

Other Publications:

  • Letzring, T. D. (2008). Self-report methods. In The International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences (2nd ed.). Detroit, MI: Macmillan Reference USA.

Courses Taught:

  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Personality Psychology
  • Research Methods
  • Senior Seminar
  • Statistics

Tera Letzring
Department of Psychology
Idaho State University, Stop 8112
921 South 8th Avenue
Pocatello, Idaho 83209
United States

  • Work: (208) 282-2278
  • Home: (208) 705-7716
  • Fax: (208) 282-4832

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