publication . Other literature type . Article . 2016

Physical Strength as a Cue to Dominance

Thomas Schubert; Ron Dotsch; Hugo Toscano; Virginia Falvello; Alexander Todorov;
Open Access
  • Published: 07 Oct 2016
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
WOS:000389201200001 (Nº de Acesso Web of Science) We investigate both similarities and differences between dominance and strength judgments using a data-driven approach. First, we created statistical face shape models of judgments of both dominance and physical strength. The resulting faces representing dominance and strength were highly similar, and participants were at chance in discriminating faces generated by the two models. Second, although the models are highly correlated, it is possible to create a model that captures their differences. This model generates faces that vary from dominant-yet-physically weak to nondominant-yet-physically strong. Participan...
free text keywords: Dominance, Data-driven methods, Physical strength, Psychology, Social psychology, Face shape, Data-driven, Face perception
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FCT| UID/PSI/03125/2013
Center for Research and Social Intervention
  • Funder: Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, I.P. (FCT)
  • Project Code: 147229
  • Funding stream: 5876
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