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Facial dynamics as indicators of trustworthiness and cooperative behavior

Krumbhuber, Eva, Manstead, Antony Stephen Reid ORCID:, Cosker, Darren P., Marshall, Andrew David ORCID:, Rosin, Paul L. ORCID: and Kappas, Arvid 2007. Facial dynamics as indicators of trustworthiness and cooperative behavior. Emotion 7 (4) , pp. 730-735. 10.1037/1528-3542.7.4.730

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Detecting cooperative partners in situations that have financial stakes is crucial to successful social exchange. The authors tested whether humans are sensitive to subtle facial dynamics of counterparts when deciding whether to trust and cooperate. Participants played a 2-person trust game before which the facial dynamics of the other player were manipulated using brief (< 6 s) but highly realistic facial animations. Results showed that facial dynamics significantly influenced participants' (a) choice of with whom to play the game and (b) decisions to cooperate. It was also found that inferences about the other player's trustworthiness mediated these effects of facial dynamics on cooperative behavior. (C) 2007 by the American Psychological Association

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Computer Science & Informatics
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
Uncontrolled Keywords: emotions, facial expressions, dynamics, trust, cooperation
Publisher: American Psychological Association
ISSN: 1528-3542
Last Modified: 17 Oct 2022 09:42

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