Trustworthiness perception at zero acquaintance: consensus, accuracy, and prejudice


Research on trustworthiness perception from faces has unfolded in a way that is strikingly reminiscent of Jussim’s narrative in his 2012 book. Jussim’s analysis warns us against overemphasizing evidence about prejudice over evidence about accuracy, when both are scant; and reminds us to hold all accounts to the same standards, whether they call on societal biases or true signals.

Behavioral and Brain Sciences
JF Bonnefon
JF Bonnefon
Behavioral Scientist