Third-person perception about domestic violence among experts

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

1 Scopus citations


The current study used a test and re-test of the same third-person perception instrument with similar participants to attempt to replicate findings. Both studies used emergency medical personnel (study 1, N = 587 urban hospital personnel; study 2, N = 212 suburban and rural hospital personnel) to assess the impact of actual expertise on third-person perception regarding media depictions of domestic violence. Results were stronger than anticipated, yielding instead first-person perception. The study contributes to the growing literature linking third/first-person perception to optimistic bias and extends the behavioral component of person-perception research by testing a relationship with self-efficacy, with mixed results.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)463-474
Number of pages12
JournalNorth American Journal of Psychology
Issue number3
StatePublished - Dec 2007

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Education
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • General Psychology


Dive into the research topics of 'Third-person perception about domestic violence among experts'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this