First Impressions

  title={First Impressions},
  author={J. Willis and A. Todorov},
  journal={Psychological Science},
  pages={592 - 598}
  • J. Willis, A. Todorov
  • Published 2006
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Psychological Science
  • People often draw trait inferences from the facial appearance of other people. We investigated the minimal conditions under which people make such inferences. In five experiments, each focusing on a specific trait judgment, we manipulated the exposure time of unfamiliar faces. Judgments made after a 100-ms exposure correlated highly with judgments made in the absence of time constraints, suggesting that this exposure time was sufficient for participants to form an impression. In fact, for all… CONTINUE READING
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