- List of Contributors
- Face Perception: a Developmental Perspective
- Cognitive and Computational Approaches to Face Recognition
- Ecological and Social Approaches to Face Perception
- Face Neurons
- Disorders of Face Perception
- Distributed Neural Systems for Face Perception
- The Functional Architecture of the Face System: integrating Evidence from fMRI and Patient Studies
- Applied Research in Face Processing
- Are Faces Special?
- Features, Configuration, and Holistic Face Processing
- Face Perception and Perceptual Expertise in Adult and Developmental Populations
- An Experience-Based Holistic Account of the Other-Race Face Effect
- Social Categorization Influences Face Perception and Face Memory
- Adaptive Norm-Based Coding of Face Identity
- Unfamiliar Face Perception
- Face Recognition in Eyewitness Memory
- The Face-Sensitive N170 Component of the Event-Related Brain Potential
- Neurophysiological Correlates of Face Recognition
- Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Studies of Face Processing
- Computer-Generated Images in Face Perception
- Neurocomputational Models of Face Processing
- Does Facial Identity and Facial Expression Recognition Involve Separate Visual Routes?
- Attention and Automaticity in Processing Facial Expressions
- On Perceiving Facial Expressions: the Role of Culture and Context
- Automated Facial Expression Measurement: recent Applications to Basic Research in Human Behavior, Learning, and Education
- Influence of Personality Traits on Processing of Facial Expressions
- Real Faces, Real Emotions: perceiving Facial Expressions in Naturalistic Contexts of Voices, Bodies, and Scenes
- The Impact of Social Gaze Perception on Attention
- Neural Substrates of Social Perception
- Functional and Neural Mechanisms for Eye Gaze Processing
- Speechreading: what’s MISS-ing?
- Personality Impressions from Facial Appearance
- Structure, Expression, and Motion in Facial Attractiveness
- Neural Encoding Principles in Face Perception Revealed Using Non-Primate Models
- Face Perception in Non-Human Primates
- Taking Apart the Neural Machinery of Face Processing
- Recognizing the Faces of Other Species: What Can a Limited Skill Tell Us About Face Processing?
- The Neurodevelopment of Face Perception
- Development of Face Processing Expertise
- Sensitive Periods in Face Perception
- Impairments in Face Perception
- Developmental Prosopagnosia: cognitive, Neural, and Developmental Investigations
- Face Processing in Autism
- Facial Expression Perception in Schizophrenia and Mood Disorders
- Delusions and Faces
Abstract and Keywords
The study of personality inferences from facial appearance has a long history in psychology. This article demonstrates several lines of research on personality impressions from faces. It reviews research on the accuracy of these impressions and the social consequences of these impressions. It shows that people can make a variety of trait inferences after extremely brief exposures to emotionally neutral faces, suggesting that such inferences are made automatically. The automaticity of forming these impressions and recent patient and functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) studies exploring the neural basis of these impressions are discussed. The article describes dimensional approaches to personality impressions from faces and potential sources of individual differences in evaluation of faces. It reviews evidence from data-driven methods and inferences along these dimensions are based on similarity to expressions signaling approach/avoidance behaviors and features signaling physical strength.
Alexander T. Todorov is a professor in the Departments of Neurology and Psychology at Princeton University in Princeton, NJ.
Christopher C. Said is a professor in the Department of Psychology at New York University in New York, NY.
Sara C. Verosky is a professor in the Department of Psychology at Princeton University in Princeton, NJ.
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