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Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/33197

Title: Judgments of power from college yearbook photos and later career success
Authors: Rule, Nicholas O.
Ambady, Nalini
Keywords: person perception
nonverbal behavior
leadership
personality
impression management
Issue Date: 2011
Publisher: Sage
Citation: Rule, N. O., & Ambady, N. (2011). Judgments of power from college yearbook photos and later career success. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 2, 154-158.
Abstract: Inferences from faces can predict important real-world outcomes. But little is known about the stability of these effects. Here the authors find that inferences of power from photos of the faces of the managing partners of America’s top 100 law firms signif- icantly corresponded to their success as leaders, as measured by the amounts of profits that their firms earned. More interesting, this relationship was also observed when judgments were made based on photos of the leaders taken from their undergraduate yearbooks, before they began their careers or entered law school. Facial cues to success may therefore be consistent across much of the lifespan (approximately 20–50 years).
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/33197
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