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Effects of dynamic attributes of smiles in human and synthetic faces: a simulated job interview setting

Krumhuber, Eva, Manstead, Antony Stephen Reid ORCID:, Cosker, Darren, Marshall, Andrew David ORCID: and Rosin, Paul L. ORCID: 2009. Effects of dynamic attributes of smiles in human and synthetic faces: a simulated job interview setting. Journal of Nonverbal Behavior 33 (1) , pp. 1-15. 10.1007/s10919-008-0056-8

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We examined the effects of the temporal quality of smile displays on impressions and decisions made in a simulated job interview. We also investigated whether similar judgments were made in response to synthetic (Study 1) and human facial stimuli (Study 2). Participants viewed short video excerpts of female interviewees exhibiting dynamic authentic smiles, dynamic fake smiles, or neutral expressions, and rated them with respect to a number of attributes. In both studies, perceivers’ judgments and employment decisions were significantly shaped by the temporal quality of smiles, with dynamic authentic smiles generally leading to more favorable job, person, and expression ratings than dynamic fake smiles or neutral expressions. Furthermore, authentically smiling interviewees were judged to be more suitable and were more likely to be short-listed and selected for the job. The findings show a high degree of correspondence in the effects created by synthetic and human facial stimuli, suggesting that temporal features of smiles similarly influence perceivers’ judgments and decisions across the two types of stimulus.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Computer Science & Informatics
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Uncontrolled Keywords: facial expression ; smile ; dynamics ; job ; social perception ; decision.
ISSN: 0191-5886
Last Modified: 18 Oct 2022 13:30

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