Personality judgments from everyday images of faces

Clare AM Sutherland (Corresponding Author), Lauren E Rowley, Unity T Amoaku, Ella Daguzan, Kate A Kidd-Rossiter, Ugne Maceviciute, Andrew W. Young

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© 2015 Sutherland, Rowley, Amoaku, Daguzan, Kidd-Rossiter, Maceviciute and Young.

People readily make personality attributions to images of stranger's faces. Here we investigated the basis of these personality attributions as made to everyday, naturalistic face images. In a first study, we used 1000 highly varying "ambient image" face photographs to test the correspondence between personality judgements of the Big Five and dimensions known to underlie a range of facial first impressions: approachability, dominance, and youthful-attractiveness. Interestingly, the facial Big Five judgements were found to separate to some extent: judgements of openness, extraversion, emotional stability, and agreeableness were mainly linked to facial first impressions of approachability, whereas conscientiousness judgements involved a combination of approachability and dominance. In a second study we used average face images to investigate which main cues are used by perceivers to make impressions of the Big Five, by extracting consistent cues to impressions from the large variation in the original images. When forming impressions of strangers from highly varying, naturalistic face photographs, perceivers mainly seem to rely on broad facial cues to approachability, such as smiling.
Original languageEnglish
Article number1616
JournalFrontiers in Psychology
Volume6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 27 Oct 2015

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Keywords

  • person perception
  • first impressions
  • face perception
  • personality
  • ambient images

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Sutherland, C. AM., Rowley, L. E., Amoaku, U. T., Daguzan, E., Kidd-Rossiter, K. A., Maceviciute, U., & Young, A. W. (2015). Personality judgments from everyday images of faces. Frontiers in Psychology, 6, [1616]. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2015.01616

Personality judgments from everyday images of faces. / Sutherland, Clare AM (Corresponding Author); Rowley, Lauren E; Amoaku, Unity T; Daguzan, Ella; Kidd-Rossiter, Kate A; Maceviciute, Ugne; Young, Andrew W.

In: Frontiers in Psychology, Vol. 6, 1616, 27.10.2015.

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Sutherland, CAM, Rowley, LE, Amoaku, UT, Daguzan, E, Kidd-Rossiter, KA, Maceviciute, U & Young, AW 2015, 'Personality judgments from everyday images of faces', Frontiers in Psychology, vol. 6, 1616. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2015.01616
Sutherland CAM, Rowley LE, Amoaku UT, Daguzan E, Kidd-Rossiter KA, Maceviciute U et al. Personality judgments from everyday images of faces. Frontiers in Psychology. 2015 Oct 27;6. 1616. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2015.01616
Sutherland, Clare AM ; Rowley, Lauren E ; Amoaku, Unity T ; Daguzan, Ella ; Kidd-Rossiter, Kate A ; Maceviciute, Ugne ; Young, Andrew W. / Personality judgments from everyday images of faces. In: Frontiers in Psychology. 2015 ; Vol. 6.
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