Predictive gaze cues and personality judgements: Should eye trust you?

Bayliss, A. P. and Tipper, S. P. (2006) Predictive gaze cues and personality judgements: Should eye trust you?. Psychological Science, 17 6: 514-520. doi:10.1111/j.1467-9280.2006.01737.x

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Author Bayliss, A. P.
Tipper, S. P.
Title Predictive gaze cues and personality judgements: Should eye trust you?
Journal name Psychological Science   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0956-7976
Publication date 2006-06
Year available 2006
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/j.1467-9280.2006.01737.x
Open Access Status File (Author Post-print)
Volume 17
Issue 6
Start page 514
End page 520
Total pages 7
Editor Robert V. Kail
Place of publication Malden, MA, U.S.A.
Publisher Sage
Language eng
Subject 17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
1702 Cognitive Sciences
1701 Psychology
Formatted abstract
Although following another person's gaze is essential in fluent social interactions, the reflexive nature of this gaze-cuing effect means that gaze can be used to deceive. In a gaze-cuing procedure, participants were presented with several faces that looked to the left or right. Some faces always looked to the target (predictive-valid), some never looked to the target (predictive-invalid) , and others looked toward and away from the target in equal proportions (nonpredictive). The standard gaze-cuing effects appeared to be unaffected by these contingencies. Nevertheless, participants tended to choose the predictive-valid faces as appearing more trustworthy than the predictive-invalid faces. This effect was negatively related to scores on a scale assessing autistic-like traits. Further, we present tentative evidence that the "deceptive" faces were encoded more strongly in memory than the "cooperative" faces. These data demonstrate the important interactions among attention, gaze perception, facial identity recognition, and personality judgments.
Copyright © 2006 Association for Psychological Science.
Keyword Visual perception
Face perception
Visual acuity
Visual discrimination
Q-Index Code C1

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