Trustworthiness perception at zero acquaintance: Consensus, accuracy and prejudice

Jean-François Bonnefon, Wim De Neys, and Astrid Hopfensitz


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.

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Behavioral and Brain Sciences, vol. 40, January 2017, pp. 24–25