Facial appearance affects voting decisions.

@article{Little2007FacialAA,
  title={Facial appearance affects voting decisions.},
  author={Anthony C. Little and Robert Philip Burriss and Benedict C. Jones and Susan C. Roberts},
  journal={Evolution and Human Behavior},
  year={2007},
  volume={28},
  pages={18-27}
}
Human groups are unusual among primates in that our leaders are often democratically selected. Faces affect hiring decisions and could influence voting behavior. Here, we show that facial appearance has important effects on choice of leader. We show that differences in facial shape alone between candidates can predict who wins or loses in an election (Study 1) and that changing context from war time to peace time can affect which face receives the most votes (Study 2). Our studies highlight the… Expand

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