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Judging approachability on the face of it: The influence of face and body expressions on the perception of approachability

Willis, Megan; Palermo, Romina; Burke, Darren


The aim of the current study was to examine how emotional expressions displayed by the face and body influence the decision to approach or avoid another individual. In Experiment 1, we examined approachability judgments provided to faces and bodies presented in isolation that were displaying angry, happy, and neutral expressions. Results revealed that angry expressions were associated with the most negative approachability ratings, for both faces and bodies. The effect of happy expressions was...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
Source: Emotion
DOI: 10.1037/a0022571


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