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The Resource Face value : the irresistible influence of first impressions, Alexander Todorov

Face value : the irresistible influence of first impressions, Alexander Todorov

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Face value : the irresistible influence of first impressions
Title
Face value
Title remainder
the irresistible influence of first impressions
Statement of responsibility
Alexander Todorov
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"We make up our minds about others after seeing their faces for a fraction of a second--and these snap judgments predict all kinds of important decisions. For example, politicians who simply look more competent are more likely to win elections. Yet the character judgments we make from faces are as inaccurate as they are irresistible; in most situations, we would guess more accurately if we ignored faces. So why do we put so much stock in these widely shared impressions? What is their purpose if they are completely unreliable? In this book, Alexander Todorov, one of the world's leading researchers on the subject, answers these questions as he tells the story of the modern science of first impressions. Drawing on psychology, cognitive science, neuroscience, computer science, and other fields, this accessible and richly illustrated book describes cutting-edge research and puts it in the context of the history of efforts to read personality from faces. Todorov describes how we have evolved the ability to read basic social signals and momentary emotional states from faces, using a network of brain regions dedicated to the processing of faces. Yet contrary to the nineteenth-century pseudoscience of physiognomy and even some of today's psychologists, faces don't provide us a map to the personalities of others. Rather, the impressions we draw from faces reveal a map of our own biases and stereotypes. A fascinating scientific account of first impressions, Face Value explains why we pay so much attention to faces, why they lead us astray, and what our judgments actually tell us."--
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Todorov, Alexander B
Dewey number
153.7/58
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
  • BF323.S63
  • BF242
LC item number
  • T63 2017
  • .T63 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Face perception
  • Social perception
  • Body image
  • Social psychology
Label
Face value : the irresistible influence of first impressions, Alexander Todorov
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Publication
Bar code
  • 31223123117633
  • 31223123117625
  • 31223123117641
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 271-309) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part 1. The appeal of physiognomy: Chapter 1. The physiognomists' promise ; Chapter 2. Single-glance impressions ; Chapter 3. Consequential impressions -- Part 2. Understanding first impressions: Chapter 4. The psychologist's trade ; Chapter 5. Making the invisible visible ; Chapter 6. The functions of impressions ; Chapter 7. The eye of the beholder -- Part 3. The (mis)accuracy of first impressions: Chapter 8. Misleading images ; Chapter 9. Suboptimal decisions ; Chapter 10. Evolutionary stories ; Chapter 11. Life leaves traces on our faces -- Part 4. The special status of faces: Chapter 12. Born to attend to faces ; Chapter 13. Face modules in the brain ; Chapter 14. Illusory face signals -- Epilogue: More evolutionary stories
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
327 pages
Isbn
9780691167497
Lccn
2016047540
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)978271393
Label
Face value : the irresistible influence of first impressions, Alexander Todorov
Publication
Bar code
  • 31223123117633
  • 31223123117625
  • 31223123117641
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 271-309) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part 1. The appeal of physiognomy: Chapter 1. The physiognomists' promise ; Chapter 2. Single-glance impressions ; Chapter 3. Consequential impressions -- Part 2. Understanding first impressions: Chapter 4. The psychologist's trade ; Chapter 5. Making the invisible visible ; Chapter 6. The functions of impressions ; Chapter 7. The eye of the beholder -- Part 3. The (mis)accuracy of first impressions: Chapter 8. Misleading images ; Chapter 9. Suboptimal decisions ; Chapter 10. Evolutionary stories ; Chapter 11. Life leaves traces on our faces -- Part 4. The special status of faces: Chapter 12. Born to attend to faces ; Chapter 13. Face modules in the brain ; Chapter 14. Illusory face signals -- Epilogue: More evolutionary stories
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
327 pages
Isbn
9780691167497
Lccn
2016047540
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)978271393

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