Université de Fribourg

How is my partner feeling in different daily-life settings? Accuracy of spouses' judgements about their partner's feelings at work and at home

Wilhelm, Peter ; Perrez, Meinrad

In: Social indicators research, 2004, vol. 67, p. 183-246

How accurately do spouses know their partner’s feelings when the partner is not physically present, but in a specific setting (at work, or at home)? This question addresses a special kind of empathic inference that relies mainly on content knowledge and projection rather than perception. We answered this question using a computer assisted diary approach.

Université de Fribourg

Assessment of health relates issues in individuals`, couples`, and families`daily life

Perrez, Meinrad ; Reicherts, Michael ; Hänggi, Yves ; Horn, Andrea

In: Zeitschrift für Gesundheitspsychologie, 2008, vol. 16, no. 3, p. 146-149

Most research in health psychology is based on retrospective self reports, which are distorted by recall biases and have low ecological validity. To overcome such limitations we developed computer assisted diary approaches to assess health related behaviours in individuals’, couples’ and families’ daily life. The event- and time-sampling-based instruments serve to assess appraisals of the...