Show simple item record

Files in this item


Item metadata

dc.contributor.authorZhang, Dongyu
dc.contributor.authorLin, Hongfei
dc.contributor.authorPerrett, David I.
dc.identifier.citationZhang , D , Lin , H & Perrett , D I 2020 , ' Apparent emotional expression explains the effects of head posture on perceived trustworthiness and dominance, but a measure of facial width does not ' , Perception , vol. Online First .
dc.identifier.otherPURE: 266097325
dc.identifier.otherPURE UUID: 2426f06e-4d75-4830-b6da-253d3ebf2c0a
dc.identifier.otherORCID: /0000-0002-6025-0939/work/70233883
dc.identifier.otherScopus: 85081619237
dc.identifier.otherWOS: 000517869800001
dc.descriptionThis research was supported by grants from the National Natural Science Foundation of China (No. 61602079; No.61632011) and the Humanity and Social Science Youth Foundation of Ministry of Education of China (No. 16YJCZH141).en
dc.description.abstractInterpreting the personality and the disposition of people is important for social interaction. Both emotional expression and facial width are known to affect personality perception. Moreover, both the apparent emotional expression and the apparent width-to-height ratio of the face change with head tilt. We investigated how head tilt affects judgements of trustworthiness and dominance and whether such trait judgements reflect apparent emotion or facial width. Sixty-seven participants rated the dominance, emotion, and trustworthiness of 24 faces posing with different head tilts while maintaining eye gaze at the camera. Both the 30° up and 20° down head postures were perceived as less trustworthy and more dominant (less submissive) than the head-level posture. Change in perceived trustworthiness and submissiveness with head tilt correlated with change in apparent emotional positivity but not change in facial width. Hence, our analysis suggests that apparent emotional expression provides a better explanation of perceived trustworthiness and dominance compared with cues to facial structure.
dc.rightsCopyright © The Author(s) 2020. This work has been made available online in accordance with publisher policies or with permission. Permission for further reuse of this content should be sought from the publisher or the rights holder. This is the author created accepted manuscript following peer review and may differ slightly from the final published version. The final published version of this work is available at
dc.subjectHead postureen
dc.subjectEmotional expressionen
dc.subjectFacial width-to-height ratioen
dc.subjectBF Psychologyen
dc.titleApparent emotional expression explains the effects of head posture on perceived trustworthiness and dominance, but a measure of facial width does noten
dc.typeJournal articleen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews.Institute of Behavioural and Neural Sciencesen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews.Centre for Social Learning & Cognitive Evolutionen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews.School of Psychology and Neuroscienceen
dc.description.statusPeer revieweden

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record