The face-time continuum: lifespan changes in facial width-to-height ratio impact aging-associated perceptions.

@article{Hehman2014TheFC,
  title={The face-time continuum: lifespan changes in facial width-to-height ratio impact aging-associated perceptions.},
  author={Eric Hehman and Jordan B. Leitner and Jonathan B. Freeman},
  journal={Personality & social psychology bulletin},
  year={2014},
  volume={40 12},
  pages={1624-36}
}
Aging influences how a person is perceived on multiple dimensions (e.g., physical power). Here we examined how facial structure informs these evolving social perceptions. Recent work examining young adults' faces has revealed the impact of the facial width-to-height ratio (fWHR) on perceived traits, such that individuals with taller, thinner faces are perceived to be less aggressive, less physically powerful, and friendlier. These perceptions are similar to those stereotypically associated with… CONTINUE READING
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