Social Perception

Your Unconscious Mind Is Better Than You Are at Detecting Lies

Pacific Standard: Can you tell if someone is lying to you? Newly published research suggests you actually have that ability—at least to an extent—but accessing it is a different story. In two experiments, researchers from the University of California-Berkeley found people are better at detecting deception using indirect methods that More

The Unconscious Mind Can Detect a Liar — Even When the Conscious Mind Fails

When it comes to detecting deceit, your automatic associations may be more accurate than conscious thought in pegging truth-tellers and liars, according to research published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. The findings suggest that conscious awareness may hinder our ability to detect whether someone 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, new research shows. And they show remarkable consensus in the judgments they make, the findings suggest. The research, led by psychological scientist Emily More

Les personnes malades sont détectables à l’odeur (Sick people have a detectable odor)

Le Figaro: Bière rance, pain brûlé ou encore viande de boucherie: ces senteurs peu avenantes se dégagent de personnes atteintes respectivement de scrofule (une sorte d’affection tuberculeuse), de fièvre typhoïde et de fièvre jaune. Mais la liste ne semble pas s’arrêter là. Selon différents travaux, les malades émettent en effet More