Judgments of dominance from the face track physical strength.

  title={Judgments of dominance from the face track physical strength.},
  author={Hugo Toscano and Thomas W. Schubert and Aaron Sell},
  journal={Evolutionary psychology : an international journal of evolutionary approaches to psychology and behavior},
  volume={12 1},
It is commonly assumed that judgments of dominance from faces partly rely on implicit judgments of bodily strength. In two studies, we demonstrate such a relation for both computer-generated and natural photos of male faces. We find support when aggregating data across participants, when analyzing with hierarchical models, and also when strength and dominance are judged by different raters. Moreover, we identify common predictors that underlie perceptions of both strength and dominance: brow… CONTINUE READING

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