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Face value : the irresistible influence of first impressions, Alexander Todorov

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Face value : the irresistible influence of first impressions
Title
Face value
Title remainder
the irresistible influence of first impressions
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Alexander Todorov
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Language
eng
Summary
"We make up our minds about others after seeing their faces for a fraction of a second--and these snap judgments predict all kinds of important decisions. For example, politicians who simply look more competent are more likely to win elections. Yet the character judgments we make from faces are as inaccurate as they are irresistible; in most situations, we would guess more accurately if we ignored faces. So why do we put so much stock in these widely shared impressions? What is their purpose if they are completely unreliable? In this book, Alexander Todorov, one of the world's leading researchers on the subject, answers these questions as he tells the story of the modern science of first impressions. Drawing on psychology, cognitive science, neuroscience, computer science, and other fields, this accessible and richly illustrated book describes cutting-edge research and puts it in the context of the history of efforts to read personality from faces. Todorov describes how we have evolved the ability to read basic social signals and momentary emotional states from faces, using a network of brain regions dedicated to the processing of faces. Yet contrary to the nineteenth-century pseudoscience of physiognomy and even some of today's psychologists, faces don't provide us a map to the personalities of others. Rather, the impressions we draw from faces reveal a map of our own biases and stereotypes. A fascinating scientific account of first impressions, Face Value explains why we pay so much attention to faces, why they lead us astray, and what our judgments actually tell us."--
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Todorov, Alexandre B.,
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illustrations
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index present
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non fiction
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  • Social perception
  • Body image
  • Social psychology
  • PSYCHOLOGY
  • PSYCHOLOGY
  • PSYCHOLOGY
  • Body image
  • Social perception
  • Social psychology
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Face value : the irresistible influence of first impressions, Alexander Todorov
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: -- Prologue 1 1 The Appeal Of Physiognomy 1 The Physiognomists' Promise 9 2 Single-Glance Impressions 28 3 Consequential Impressions 48 2 Understanding First Impressions 4 The Psychologist's Trade 73 5 Making The Invisible Visible 93 6 The Functions Of Impressions 112 7 The Eye Of The Beholder 131 3 The (Mis)accuracy Of First Impressions 8 Misleading Images 147 9 Suboptimal Decisions 168 10 Evolutionary Stories 185 11 Life Leaves Traces On Our Faces 203 4 The Special Status Of Faces 12 Born To Attend To Faces 219 13 Face Modules In The Brain 233 14 Illusory Face Signals 246 Epilogue: More Evolutionary Stories 264 Acknowledgments 269 Notes And References 271 Image Credits 311 Index 319
Control code
978271393
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
327 pages
Isbn
9780691167497
Lccn
2016047540
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)978271393
Label
Face value : the irresistible influence of first impressions, Alexander Todorov
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: -- Prologue 1 1 The Appeal Of Physiognomy 1 The Physiognomists' Promise 9 2 Single-Glance Impressions 28 3 Consequential Impressions 48 2 Understanding First Impressions 4 The Psychologist's Trade 73 5 Making The Invisible Visible 93 6 The Functions Of Impressions 112 7 The Eye Of The Beholder 131 3 The (Mis)accuracy Of First Impressions 8 Misleading Images 147 9 Suboptimal Decisions 168 10 Evolutionary Stories 185 11 Life Leaves Traces On Our Faces 203 4 The Special Status Of Faces 12 Born To Attend To Faces 219 13 Face Modules In The Brain 233 14 Illusory Face Signals 246 Epilogue: More Evolutionary Stories 264 Acknowledgments 269 Notes And References 271 Image Credits 311 Index 319
Control code
978271393
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
327 pages
Isbn
9780691167497
Lccn
2016047540
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)978271393

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