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The Trustworthiness of an Inmate’s Face May Seal His Fate

The perceived trustworthiness of an inmate’s face may determine the severity of the sentence he receives, according to new research using photos and sentencing data for inmates in Florida. ... More>

Similarity to Human Drivers Inspires Trust in Self-Driving Cars

Incorporating “virtual drivers” that looked and acted like humans significantly increased people’s willingness to let an autonomous vehicle take the wheel. ... More>

Recognizing Without Seeing

Facial expressions and body language are among the most powerful forms of nonverbal communication, and can reveal a great deal about emotion. Beatrice de Gelder investigates the neuroscience of automatic, […]... More>

New Research From Psychological Science

A sample of new research exploring: perceptual models of global facial change, limited visual plasticity after a decade of recovered sight, and how stereotypes influence choice. ... More>

The Right Face for the Job

A new study finds that people tend to associate particular professions with specific facial features, suggesting that looks play a significant role in choosing a leader. ... More>