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From: Scientific American

Uncovering the Secrets of a Trustworthy Face

Scientific American:

We tend to trust the people around us. We trust cab drivers and doctors with our lives, we trust chefs handling our food, and we trust strangers to watch our belongings while we step away. But trust is not like candy on Halloween, we do not just give it to anyone who knocks on our door. Psychologists have long been interested in understanding what leads people to trust others, and the face has long been at the center of this research. Some people just look trustworthy. Faces that look happy even when not smiling and those that have feminine and even baby-likefeatures tend to be trusted more. Yet, just because a face looks trustworthy does not mean that the person with that face has trustworthy intentions.

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