The Beauty of a Smile

Time and Location
Poster Session III - Board: III-115
Friday May 23, 2008, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Exhibit Hall

Angela M. Persicke
California State University, Fresno

Jean M. Ritter
California State University, Fresno

Adults quickly and reliably form impressions of children. Smiling children were perceived to be more active and to get along well with others regardless of their attractiveness, age-appearance or gender-appearance. Thus, for some judgments, facial expression may be more salient than more stable facial characteristics.

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