Children use targets' facial appearance to guide and predict social behavior.

@article{Charlesworth2019ChildrenUT,
  title={Children use targets' facial appearance to guide and predict social behavior.},
  author={Tessa E S Charlesworth and S. T. J. Hudson and Emily J Cogsdill and E. Spelke and M. Banaji},
  journal={Developmental psychology},
  year={2019},
  volume={55 7},
  pages={
          1400-1413
        }
}
  • Tessa E S Charlesworth, S. T. J. Hudson, +2 authors M. Banaji
  • Published 2019
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • Developmental psychology
  • Humans possess a tendency to rapidly and consistently make character evaluations from mere facial appearance. Recent work shows that this tendency emerges surprisingly early: children as young as 3-years-old provide adult-like assessments of others on character attributes such as "nice," "strong," and "smart" based only on subtle variations in targets' face shape and physiognomy (i.e., latent face-traits). The present research examined the behavioral consequences of children's face-trait… CONTINUE READING

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