Researchers report we make up our minds about others after seeing their faces for a fraction of a second, and that these snap judgments, which are usually incorrect, predict economic, legal, voting and other decisions.
A new study reports the more serious the crime, the more likely jurors are likely to believe a person is guilty, regardless of the amount of evidence.
Children as young as five use facial appearance to determine meaningful judgements and expectations of the behavior of others.
There may be some truth to the common idea that we judge a person's competence based on the clothes they wear. A new study reveals we perceive a person to have higher levels of competence if the clothes they wear look expensive.