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Inferring Character From Faces: A Developmental Study.
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PMID:  24570261     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Human adults attribute character traits to faces readily and with high consensus. In two experiments investigating the development of face-to-trait inference, adults and children ages 3 through 10 attributed trustworthiness, dominance, and competence to pairs of faces. In Experiment 1, the attributions of 3- to 4-year-olds converged with those of adults, and 5- to 6-year-olds' attributions were at adult levels of consistency. Children ages 3 and above consistently attributed the basic mean/nice evaluation not only to faces varying in trustworthiness (Experiment 1) but also to faces varying in dominance and competence (Experiment 2). This research suggests that the predisposition to judge others using scant facial information appears in adultlike forms early in childhood and does not require prolonged social experience.
Emily J Cogsdill; Alexander T Todorov; Elizabeth S Spelke; Mahzarin R Banaji
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2014-2-25
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Title:  Psychological science     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1467-9280     ISO Abbreviation:  Psychol Sci     Publication Date:  2014 Feb 
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Created Date:  2014-2-26     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  9007542     Medline TA:  Psychol Sci     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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