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Looking bad: Inferring criminality after 100 ms

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posted on 11.11.2016 by T. Klatt, John J. Maltby, J. E. Humphries, Harriet L. Smailes, Hannah Ryder, M. Phelps, H. D. Flowe
Research finds we make spontaneous trait inferences from facial appearance, even after brief exposures to a face (i.e., ≤ 100 ms). We examined spontaneous impressions of criminality from facial appearance, testing whether these impressions persist after repeated presentation (i.e., one to three exposures) and increased exposure duration (100, 500, or 1000 ms) to the face. Judgement confidence and response times were recorded. Other participants viewed the faces for an unlimited period of time, rating trustworthiness dominance, and criminal appearance. We found evidence that participants spontaneously make criminal appearance attributions. These inferences persisted with repeated presentation and increased exposure duration, were related to trustworthiness and dominance ratings, and were made with high confidence. Implications are discussed.

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Applied Psychology in Criminal Justice, 2016, 12(2), pp. 114-125.

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/Organisation/COLLEGE OF MEDICINE, BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES AND PSYCHOLOGY/MBSP Non-Medical Departments/Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour

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Applied Psychology in Criminal Justice

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1550-3550

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1550-4409

Acceptance date

09/11/2016

Available date

14/03/2017

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http://www.apcj.org/journal/index.php?mode=view&item=118

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en

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