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Reading Faces: Window To The Soul?

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Do we read character in faces? What information do faces actually provide? Why do we associate certain facial qualities with particular character traits? What are the social and psychological consequences of reading character in faces? Zebrowitz unmasks the face and provides the first systematic, scientific account of our tendency to judge people by their appearance. ...more
Paperback, 288 pages
Published June 6th 1997 by Westview Press (first published June 5th 1997)
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Jeff
Nov 16, 2008 rated it liked it
I had been running my mouth about how a person's face reflects aspects of his or her personality for quite awhile and this book largely confirmed what I had been saying. However, it suffers from the same pitfall that all of these summary-of-studies books do: it skims the surface of suspect studies in an attempt to find meaningful trends, all the while leaving question marks in the wake; and those question marks begin to add up. Nonetheless, this is a good book summarizing the scientific evidence ...more
Carol
Oct 12, 2007 rated it it was amazing
Compare this fascinating but shocking analysis of the power of attractive faces to Lucy Grealy's memoir of deformity.
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