Dr. William Ickes

Empathic accuracy (everyday mind reading)

Ickes, W., Stinson, L., Bissonnette, V., & Garcia, S. (1990). Naturalistic social cognition: Empathic accuracy in mixed-sex dyads. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 59, 730-742.

Stinson, L., & Ickes, W. (1992). Empathic accuracy in the interactions of male friends versus male strangers. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 62, 787-797.

Ickes, W. (1993). Empathic accuracy. Journal of Personality, 61, 587-610.

Marangoni, C., Garcia, S., Ickes, W., & Teng, G. (1995). Empathic accuracy in a clinically relevant setting. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 68, 854-869.

Simpson, J., Ickes, W., & Blackstone, T. (1995). When the head protects the heart: Empathic accuracy in dating relationships. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 69, 629-641.

Hancock, M., & Ickes, W. (1996). Empathic accuracy: When does the perceiver-target relationship make a difference? Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 13, 179-199.

Ickes, W. (Ed.) (1997). Empathic accuracy. New York: Guilford Press.

Graham, T., & Ickes, W. (1997). When women's intuition isn't greater than men's. In W. Ickes (Ed.), Empathic accuracy (pp. 117-143). New York: Guilford Press.

Colvin, C.R., Vogt, D.S., & Ickes, W. (1997). Why do friends understand each other better than strangers do? In W. Ickes (Ed.), Empathic accuracy (pp. 169-193). New York: Guilford Press.

Ickes, W., & Simpson, J. (1997). Managing empathic accuracy in close relationships. In W. Ickes (Ed.), Empathic accuracy (pp. 218-250). New York: Guilford Press.

Ickes, W., Marangoni, C., & Garcia, S. (1997). Studying empathic accuracy in a clinically relevant context. In W. Ickes (Ed.), Empathic accuracy (pp. 282-310). New York: Guilford Press.

Buysse, A., & Ickes, W. (1999). Topic-relevant cognition and empathic accuracy in laboratory discussions of safer sex. Psychology and Health, 14, 351-366.

Simpson, J.A., Ickes, W., & Grich, J. (1999). When accuracy hurts: Reactions of anxious-ambivalent dating partners to a relationship-threatening situation. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 76, 754-769.

Gesn, P.R., & Ickes, W. (1999). The development of meaning contexts for empathic accuracy: Channel and sequence effects. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 77, 746-761.

Ickes, W., Gesn, P.R., & Graham, T. (2000). Gender differences in empathic accuracy: Differential ability or differential motivation? Personal Relationships, 7, 95-109.

Ickes, W., Buysse, A., Pham, H., Rivers, K., Erickson, J.R., Hancock, M., Kelleher, J., & Gesn, P.R. (2000). On the difficulty of distinguishing “good” and “poor” perceivers: A social relations analysis of empathic accuracy data. Personal Relationships, 7, 219-234.

Ickes, W., & Simpson, J.A. (2000). Motivational aspects of empathic accuracy. In G.J.O. Fletcher & M.S. Clark (Eds.), Interpersonal processes: Blackwell handbook in social psychology (pp. 229-249). Blackwell: Oxford, UK.

Simpson, J.A., Ickes, W.,& Oriña, M. (2001). Empathic accuracy and preemptive relationship maintenance. In J. H. Harvey & A. Wenzel (Eds.), Close relationships: Perspectives on maintenance and enhancement (pp. 27-46). Mahwah, N. J.: Erlbaum.

Flury, J. & Ickes, W. (2001). Emotional intelligence and empathic accuracy. In J. Ciarrochi, J. Forgas, & J. Mayer (Eds.), Emotional intelligence in everyday life: A scientific inquiry (pp. 113-132). Philadelphia: Psychology Press.

Ickes, W. (2001). Measuring empathic accuracy. In J.A. Hall & F.J. Bernieri (Eds.), Interpersonal sensitivity: Theory and measurement (pp. 219-241). Mahwah, N.J.: Erlbaum.

Schweinle, W.E., Ickes, W., & Bernstein, I.H. (2002). Empathic inaccuracy in husband to wife aggression: The overattribution bias. Personal Relationships, 9, 141-159.

Schweinle, W.E., & Ickes, W. (2002). On empathic accuracy and husbands' abusiveness: The "overattribution bias." In P. Noller and J. A. Feeney (Eds.), Understanding marriage: Developments in the study of couple interaction (pp. 228-250). Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.

Ickes, W. (2003). Everyday mind reading: Understanding what other people think and feel. Amherst, NY: Prometheus Books.

Simpson, J.A., Oriña, M.M., & Ickes, W. (2003). When accuracy hurts, and when it helps: A test of the empathic accuracy model in marital interactions. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 85, 881-893.

Ickes, W., & Simpson, J.A. (2004). Motivational aspects of empathic accuracy. In M.B. Brewer & M. Hewstone (Eds.), Emotion and motivation (pp. 225-246). Malden, MA: Blackwell. [Reprinted from Ickes, W., & Simpson, J. (2001). Motivational aspects of empathic accuracy. In G.J.O. Fletcher & M.S. Clark (Eds.), Interpersonal processes: Blackwell Handbook in Social Psychology (pp. 229-249). Oxford, UK: Blackwell]

Ickes, W., Simpson, J.A., & Oriña, M. (2005). Empathic accuracy and inaccuracy in close relationships. In B. Malle and S. Hodges (Eds.), Other minds: How humans bridge the divide between self and others (pp. 310-322). New York: Guilford Press.

Schmid Mast, M., Hall, J.A., & Ickes, W. (2006). Inferring power-related thoughts and feelings in others: A signal detection analysis. European Journal of Social Psychology, 36, 1-10.

Flury, J., & Ickes, W. (2006). Emotional intelligence and empathic accuracy. In J. Ciarrochi, J. Forgas, & J. Mayer (Eds.), Emotional intelligence in everyday life: A scientific inquiry (2nd ed.), pp. 140-165. New York: Psychology Press. [An updated and expanded version of the chapter that appeared in the first edition of this book].

Schmid Mast, M.S. & Ickes, W. (2007). Empathic accuracy: Measurement and potential clinical applications. In T.F.D. Farrow and P.W. R. Woodruff (Eds.), Empathy and mental Illness, pp. 408-427. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.

Schweinle, W., & Ickes, W. (2007). The role of men’s critical/rejecting overattribution bias, affect, and attentional disengagement in marital aggression. Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, 26, 173-198.

Vervoort, T., Crombez, G., Buysse, A., Goubert, L., De Backer, T., & Ickes, W. (2007). The accuracy of parents for the thoughts and feelings of their adolescent suffering from chronic fatigue: A preliminary study of empathy. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 32, 494-499.

Clements, K., Holtzworth-Munroe, A., Schweinle, W., & Ickes, W. (2007). Empathic accuracy of intimate partners in violent versus nonviolent relationships. Personal Relationships, 14, 369-388.

Ickes, W., & Schmid Mast, M. (2007). Empathic accuracy. In R.F. Baumeister & K.D. Vohs (Eds.), Encyclopedia of social psychology (Vol. 1), pp. 294-296. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Flury, J., Ickes, W., & Schweinle, W. (2008). The Borderline Empathy Effect: Do high BPD individuals have greater empathic ability? Or are they just more difficult to “read”? Journal of Research in Personality, 42, 312-322.

Verhofstadt, L.L., Buysse, A., Ickes, W., Davis, M., & Devoldre, I. (2008). Support provision in marriage: The role of emotional linkage and empathic accuracy. Emotion, 8, 792-802.

Ickes, W. (2008). Mind reading superheroes: Fiction and facts. In R.S. Rosenberg & J. Canzoneri (Eds.), The psychology of superheroes (pp. 119-134).  Dallas: BenBella Books.

Ickes, W. (2009).  Empathic accuracy: Its links to clinical, cognitive, developmental, social, and physiological psychology.  In J. Decety & W. Ickes (Eds.), The social neuroscience of empathy (pp. 57-70).  Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

Schweinle, W., Flury, J.M., & Ickes, W. (2009). Borderline symptomatology and empathic accuracy.  In M.H. Jackson and L.F. Westbrook (Eds.), Borderline personality disorder:  New research (pp. 127-135). New York: Nova Science Publishers.

Verhofstadt, L.L., Ickes, W., & Buysse, A. (2010).  Empathic accuracy and support provision in marriage.  In K. Sullivan and J. Davila (Eds.), Support processes in intimate relationships (pp. 71-88).  New York: Oxford University Press.

Rollings, K.H., Cuperman, R., & Ickes, W. (2010).  Empathic accuracy and inaccuracy.  In L.M. Horowitz and S. Strack (Eds.), Handbook of interpersonal psychology: Theory, research, assessment, and therapeutic interventions (pp. 143-156).  New York:  John Wiley & Sons.

Simpson, J.A., Kim, J.S., Fillo, J., Ickes, W., Rholes, S., Oriña, M.M., & Winterheld, H.A. (2011).  Attachment and the management of empathic accuracy in relationship threatening situations.  Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 37, 242-254.

Ickes, W. (2011).  Everyday mind reading is driven by motives and goals.  Psychological Inquiry, 22, 200-206.

Ickes, W., Smith, J.L., Hall, J., & Hodges, S.D. (2011).  Interpersonal sensitivity:   A set of abilities we can dial up or down as needed? (pp. vii-xiii).  In J.L. Smith, W. Ickes, J. Hall, and S. Hodges (Eds.), Managing interpersonal sensitivity:  Knowing when and when not to understand others.  New York: Nova Science Publishers.

Verhofstadt, L.L., Davis, M.H., & Ickes, W. (2011).  Motivation, empathic accuracy, and spousal support: It's complicated! (pp. 169-192).  In J.L. Smith, W. Ickes, J. Hall, and S. Hodges (Eds.), Managing interpersonal sensitivity:  Knowing when and when not to understand others.  New York: Nova Science Publishers.

Cuperman, R., Howland, M., Ickes, W., & Simpson, J.A. (2011).  Motivated inaccuracy:  The Past and future directions (pp. 215-233).  In J.L. Smith, W. Ickes, J. Hall, and S. Hodges (Eds.), Managing interpersonal sensitivity:  Knowing when and when not to understand others.  New York: Nova Science Publishers.

Smith, J.L., Hall, J., Hodges, S.D., & Ickes, W. (2011). To be, or not to be, accurate:  Addressing that and other complicated questions.  In J.L. Smith, W. Ickes, J. Hall, & S.D

Ickes, W., & Hodges, S. (in press).  Empathic accuracy in close relationships.  Chapter to appear in J.A. Simpson & L. Campbell (Eds.), Handbook of close relationships.  New York: Oxford University Press.

Hodges, S.D., Lewis, K.L., & Ickes, W. (in press). The matter of other minds: Empathic accuracy and the factors that influence it.  Chapter to appear in M. Mikulincer, P.R. Shaver, J.A. Simpson, Jeffry A. & J.F. Dovidio, John F. (Eds.), (2015). APA handbook of personality and social psychology, Volume 3: Interpersonal relations (pp. 319-348). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Ickes, W. (in press). Judging thoughts and feelings: Ten questions about empathic accuracy.  Chapter to appear in J.A. Hall, M. Schmid Mast, and T.V. West (Eds.), The social psychology of perceiving others accurately.  Cambridge University Press, in press.