Discovery Projects - Grant ID: DP170104602 [ 2017 - 2023 ]

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Researchers Prof Gillian Rhodes; Dr Clare Sutherland; A/Prof Romina Palermo; Prof Andrew Young

Brief description This project aims to build a model of how and why people vary in their impressions of others and in the accuracy of these impressions. People readily form impressions of others from their faces and these impressions influence crucial decisions: election results, court case outcomes and partner choices. To build this model, the project will apply twin data and construct a psychometric test to measure variation in facial impressions. The research is expected to lead to insights into this aspect of social perception, and to identify the sources of atypical or inaccurate facial judgements. This has applications in health contexts (to identify social impairment) and in security contexts (for personnel selection).

Funding Amount $333,500

Funding Scheme Discovery Projects

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