Interesting study and test. I missed a couple of the rapists.
http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/...t-noncriminals"So, contrary to popular belief, you can assess people's character and personality by simply looking at them. Nice people look nice, and nasty people look nasty, and it appears that humans have innate psychological mechanisms to tell them apart. Now, in a truly groundbreaking study, recently published in the Journal of Social, Evolutionary, and Cultural Psychology, Jeffrey M. Valla, Stephen J. Ceci, and Wendy M. Williams of Cornell University show that people can tell criminals and noncriminals apart simply by looking at their still photos. Criminals, it appears, look different from noncriminals.
In their experiments, Valla et al. show pictures of the faces of 32 young Caucasian men in their 20s, without scars, tattoos or excessive facial hair, all in neutral expressions. Sixteen of them are convicted criminals, and the other sixteen are not....
For your amusement, I include the visual material that Valla et al. use in one of their experiments. It contains pictures of 32 men, 16 of whom are convicted criminals (arsonists, assailants, drug dealers, and rapists), and 16 of whom are noncriminals (normal college students). Can you spot the difference? Can you tell which of them are criminals and which of them are not? If you are a woman, can you spot the convicted rapists among them?
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Last edited by Chi019; 25-03-2011 at 09:42.
- 25-03-2011 09:41
- 25-03-2011 10:04
I couldn't tell the difference at all tbh.
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- 25-03-2011 12:23
- 25-03-2011 12:40
You can spot a criminal a mile away.
usually a chav
Look out your window how many criminals can you see?