Studies

Recent scientific studies concerning the human face

facial symmetry

  • "Wide-Eyed" and "Crooked-Faced": Determinants of Perceived and Real Honesty Across the Life Span
    by Rottke  |  03 May

    Structural qualities of honest-looking faces, developmental relationships between perceived and real honesty, and actual honesty of honest-looking people were investigated. Babyfaceness, attractiveness, facial symmetry, and large eyes each had positive, independent effects on perceived honesty, revealing a babyface overgeneralization effect, an attractiveness halo effect, and the metaphorical associations "wide-eyed innocence" and "crooked character."