Bryan L. Koenig

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This study examined whether blushing after a sociomoral transgression remediates trustworthiness in an interdependent context. Participants (N = 196) played a computerized prisoner's dilemma game with a virtual opponent who defected in the second round of the game. After the defection, a photograph of the opponent was shown, displaying a blushing or a(More)
Emotional intelligence is the ability to process information about one’s own emotions and the emotions of others. It involves perceiving emotions, understanding emotions, managing emotions and using emotions in thought processes and in other activities. Emotion understanding is the cognitive activity of using emotions to infer why an agent is in an(More)
While efforts to create realistic images have generated break-throughs in computer graphics modeling, there has been little research to date on factors causing people to perceive images as real versus computer-generated (CG). The motivation of the current experiment is to begin investigating such factors. We showed both computer-graphics experts and(More)
☆ A part of this research was facilitated by a Univ Centenary Postgraduate Research Scholarship awarded ⁎ Corresponding author. Dynamique Du Langage, U Berthelot, 69007 Lyon, France. E-mail address: (F. van 1090-5138/© 2014 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. Article history:(More)
According to Moral Foundations Theory, people endorse “individualizing” foundations (Harm/care, Fairness/reciprocity) or “binding” foundations (Ingroup/loyalty, Authority/respect, Purity/sanctity) to varying degrees. As societies with higher pathogen prevalence have been found to exhibit more pronounced antipathogen psychological tendencies and cultural(More)
Two online studies evaluated the misperception of sexual and romantic interests in established relationships and tested four hypotheses: a simple sex-difference hypothesis, a projection hypothesis, a mate value hypothesis, and a mediation hypothesis. Two hundred thirty-eight (Study 1) and 198 (Study 2) members of young adult opposite-sex friendship dyads(More)
Female house mice (Mus musculus domesticus) belonging to the same polygynous breeding unit rear their litters communally. This paper analyzes the consequences of communal nursing on the number and weight of offspring produced. The reproductive behaviour of monogamous females was compared to that of females living in polygynous groups, consisting of either(More)
Assessing the visual realism of images is increasingly becoming an essential aspect of fields ranging from computer graphics (CG) rendering to photo manipulation. In this paper we systematically evaluate factors underlying human perception of visual realism and use that information to create an automated assessment of visual realism. We make the following(More)
Across four studies, the current paper demonstrates that smiles are associated with lower social status. Moreover, the association between smiles and lower status appears in the psychology of observers and generalizes across two forms of status: prestige and dominance. In the first study, faces of fashion models representing less prestigious apparel brands(More)
People spontaneously ascribe intentions on the basis of observed behavior, and research shows that they do this even with simple geometric figures moving in a plane. The latter fact suggests that 2-D animations isolate critical information--object movement--that people use to infer the possible intentions (if any) underlying observed behavior. This article(More)