Try out PMC Labs and tell us what you think. Learn More. Two well-documented phenomena in person perception are the attractiveness halo effect more positive impressions of more attractive people , and the babyface stereotype more childlike impressions of more babyfaced people , shown by children, young adults YA and people from diverse cultures. This is the first study to systematically investigate these face stereotypes in older adults OA and to compare effects for younger and older adult faces. YA and OA judges rated competence, health, hostility, untrustworthiness, attractiveness, and babyfaceness of older and younger neutral expression faces.
Glued to Which Face? Attentional Priority Effect of Female Babyface and Male Mature Face
How The Shape Of Your Face Affects The Way You’re Perceived At Work
A more babyfaced individual is perceived as more child-like and this impression from babyface, as known as babyface effect, has an impact on social life among various age groups. In Experiment 1, a detection task was applied to test the influence of babyfaces on visual selective attention. In this experiment, a babyface and a mature face with the same gender were presented simultaneously with a letter on one of them. The reaction time was shorter when the target letter was overlaid with a female babyface or male mature face, suggesting an attention capture effect. To explore how this competition influenced by attentional resources, we conducted Experiment 2 with a spatial cueing paradigm and controlled the attentional resources by cueing validity and inter-stimulus interval. In this task, the female babyface and male mature face prolonged responses to the spatially separated targets under the condition of an invalid and long interval pre-cue.
What's in the Chinese Babyface? Cultural Differences in Understanding the Babyface
On 20 April , the police decided to get him. But George Nelson had been blessed with a round face, large eyes and cute little nose. He hardly looked like a criminal. When the agents arrived, they locked eyes on a trio of men that apparently did. The men — who were actually undercover FBI agents — were gunned down in a matter of seconds, allowing Babyface and his fellow outlaws to escape.
In our study, we applied Active Shape Models, a modern technique of machine learning to measure facial features. We found some cultural similarities and also found that a Chinese babyface has bigger eyes, higher eyebrows, a smaller chin, and greater WHR Facial width-to-height ratio , and looks more attractive and warmer. New findings demonstrate that Chinese babyfaces have a lower forehead and closer pupil distance PD. We found that when evaluating the babyfacedness of a face, Chinese are more concerned with the combination of all facial features and American are more sensitive to specific highlighted babyfaced features. The Chinese babyface tended to be perceived as more babyfaced for American participants, but not less competent for Chinese participants.