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Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/33134

Title: Personality in perspective: Judgmental consistency across orientations of the face
Authors: Rule, Nicholas O.
Ambady, Nalini
Adams, Reginald B. Jr.
Keywords: personality
face perception
consensus
Issue Date: 2009
Publisher: Pion
Citation: Rule, N. O., Ambady, N., & Adams, R. B., Jr. (2009). Personality in perspective: Judgmental consistency across orientations of the face. Perception, 38, 1688-1699.
Abstract: Though the psychological literature is replete with information about the perception of faces presented at a full-frontal view, we know very little about how faces are perceived ˆ and impressions formed ˆ when viewed from other angles. We tested impressions of faces at full-frontal, three-quarter, and profile views. Judgments of personality (aggressiveness, competence, dominance, likeability, and trustworthiness) and physiognomy (attractiveness and facial maturity) were signifi- cantly correlated across full-frontal, three-quarter, and profile views of male faces. When under time pressure, with only a 50 ms exposure to each face, the correlations for profile with full-frontal and three-quarter view judgments of personality (but not physiognomy) dropped considerably. However, judgments of the full-frontal and three-quarter faces were significantly correlated across the self-paced and 50 ms viewing durations. These findings therefore show that perceptions of full faces lead to relatively similar interferences across both viewing angle and time.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/33134
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