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Young children form first impressions from faces

March 5, 2014

Just like adults, children as young as 3 tend to judge an individual’s character traits, such as trustworthiness and competence, simply by looking at the person’s face, new research shows. And they show remarkable consensus in the judgments they make, the findings suggest. Overall, children seemed to be most consistent in judging trustworthiness. This suggests that children may tend to pay particular attention to the demeanor of a face — that is, whether it is broadly positive or negative.
http://feeds.sciencedaily.com/~r/sciencedaily/mind_brain/~3/hdDZprX5JMc/140304154627.htm

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