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Mind Hacks Reports: Is Your Face Trustworthy?

22 Aug

“The Boston Globe has a fantastic article on the psychology of trustworthiness judgements and how they can be taken advantage of by con-men.

The article explores studies which have looked at various influences on our judgements of trust. One of the most interesting parts is where they cover research that has systematically altered pictures until the researchers generated faces that seem the least trustworthy (picture of the left) and most trustworthy (picture of the right).”

http://www.mindhacks.com/blog/2008/08/judging_trustworthin.html

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Posted by on August 22, 2008 in CogSci, General, psychology, Science

 

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