Accuracy and consensus in judgments of trustworthiness from faces: behavioral and neural correlates.

@article{Rule2013AccuracyAC,
  title={Accuracy and consensus in judgments of trustworthiness from faces: behavioral and neural correlates.},
  author={Nicholas O. Rule and Anne C. Krendl and Zorana Ivcevic and Nalini Ambady},
  journal={Journal of personality and social psychology},
  year={2013},
  volume={104 3},
  pages={
          409-26
        }
}
  • N. Rule, A. Krendl, +1 author N. Ambady
  • Published 1 March 2013
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Journal of personality and social psychology
Perceivers' inferences about individuals based on their faces often show high interrater consensus and can even accurately predict behavior in some domains. Here we investigated the consensus and accuracy of judgments of trustworthiness. In Study 1, we showed that the type of photo judged makes a significant difference for whether an individual is judged as trustworthy. In Study 2, we found that inferences of trustworthiness made from the faces of corporate criminals did not differ from… 
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