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An Ill-Timed Smile Can Hurt You in Negotiations

Smiling can be a disarming expression on a date or at a social gathering. But smiling at the wrong time could prove hazardous in a business setting, researchers find. ... More>

New Research From Psychological Science

A sample of new research exploring distortions in feature binding after eye movements, facial movements that camouflage signals from face morphology, and positive affect and cognitive control. ... More>


Young Children Form First Impressions From Faces

Just like adults, children as young as 3 tend to judge an individual’s character traits, such as trustworthiness and competence, simply by looking at the person’s face. ... More>

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Nonverbal Accents

It’s long been believed that people of all ages and ethnicities express their states of mind with the same physical cues. But psychological research is revealing that, much like language, facial expressions and other forms of nonverbal communication may have culturally specific identifiers. ... More>

Expressions of fear and disgust aided human survival, study says