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dc.contributor.authorRe, Daniel Edward
dc.contributor.authorHunter, David William
dc.contributor.authorCoetzee, Vinet
dc.contributor.authorTiddeman, Bernard P.
dc.contributor.authorXiao, Dengke
dc.contributor.authorDeBruine, Lisa M.
dc.contributor.authorJones, Benedict C.
dc.contributor.authorPerrett, David Ian
dc.identifier.citationRe , D E , Hunter , D W , Coetzee , V , Tiddeman , B P , Xiao , D , DeBruine , L M , Jones , B C & Perrett , D I 2013 , ' Looking like a leader : facial shape predicts perceived height and leadership ability ' , PLoS One , vol. 8 , no. 12 , e80957 .
dc.identifier.otherPURE: 84373564
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dc.identifier.otherScopus: 84891898321
dc.identifier.otherORCID: /0000-0002-6025-0939/work/64361033
dc.description.abstractJudgments of leadership ability from face images predict the outcomes of actual political elections and are correlated with leadership success in the corporate world. The specific facial cues that people use to judge leadership remain unclear, however. Physical height is also associated with political and organizational success, raising the possibility that facial cues of height contribute to leadership perceptions. Consequently, we assessed whether cues to height exist in the face and, if so, whether they are associated with perception of leadership ability. We found that facial cues to perceived height had a strong relationship with perceived leadership ability. Furthermore, when allowed to manually manipulate faces, participants increased facial cues associated with perceived height in order to maximize leadership perception. A morphometric analysis of face shape revealed that structural facial masculinity was not responsible for the relationship between perceived height and perceived leadership ability. Given the prominence of facial appearance in making social judgments, facial cues to perceived height may have a significant influence on leadership selection.
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dc.rights© 2013 Re et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.en
dc.subjectFace shapeen
dc.subjectHeight perceptionen
dc.subjectSocial judgementen
dc.subjectFacial cuesen
dc.subjectBF Psychologyen
dc.titleLooking like a leader : facial shape predicts perceived height and leadership abilityen
dc.typeJournal articleen
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dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews.School of Psychology and Neuroscienceen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews.Institute of Behavioural and Neural Sciencesen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews.Centre for Social Learning & Cognitive Evolutionen
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