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Peer Review Status: Refereed
Title: Face Structure Predicts Cooperation: Men With Wider Faces Are More Generous to Their In-Group When Out-Group Competition Is Salient
Authors: Stirrat, Michael
Perrett, David I
Contact Email: michael@ExplainingBehaviour.com
Keywords: face perception
antisocial behavior
intergroup dynamics
sex-role attitudes
personality
Issue Date: Jul-2012
Publisher: SAGE
Citation: Stirrat M & Perrett DI (2012) Face Structure Predicts Cooperation: Men With Wider Faces Are More Generous to Their In-Group When Out-Group Competition Is Salient, Psychological Science, 23 (7), pp. 718-722.
Abstract: Male facial width-to-height ratio appears to correlate with antisocial tendencies, such as aggression, exploitation, cheating, and deception. We present evidence that male facial width-to-height ratio is also associated with a stereotypically male prosocial tendency: to increase cooperation with other in-group members during intergroup competition. We found that men who had wider faces, compared with men who had narrower faces, showed more self-sacrificing cooperation to help their group members when there was competition with another group. We propose that this finding makes sense given the evolutionary functions of social helpfulness and aggression.
Type: Journal Article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1893/16777
DOI Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0956797611435133
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Notes: Face measurement ; Power (Social sciences) ; Intergroup relations
Affiliation: Psychology
University of St Andrews

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