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Be Careful Where You Smile: Culture Shapes Judgments of Intelligence and Honesty of Smiling Individuals

Krys, Kuba and Vauclair, Melanie and Capaldi, Colin A. and Lun, Vivian Miu-Chi and Bond, Michael Harris and Domı´nguez-Espinosa, Alejandra and Torres, Claudio and Lipp, Ottmar V. and Manickam, L. S. S. and Xing, Cai and Antalı´kova´, Radka and Pavlopoulos, Vassilis and Teyssier, Julien and Hur, Taekyun and Hansen, Karolina and Szarota, Piotr and Ahmed, Ramadan A. and Burtceva, Eleonora and Chkhaidze, Ana and Cenko, Enila and Denoux, Patrick and Fu¨ lo¨p, Ma´rta and Hassan, Arif and Igbokwe, D.O. and Isik, Idil and Javangwe, Gwatirera and Malbran, Marı´a and Maricchiolo, Fridanna and Mikarsa, Hera and Miles, Lynden K. and Nader, Martin and Park, Joonha and Rizwan, Muhammad and Salen, Radwa and Schwarz, Beate and Shah, Irfana and Sun, Chien-Ru and Tilburg, Wijnand van and Wagner, Wolfgang and Wise, Ryan and Yu, Angela Arriola (2015) Be Careful Where You Smile: Culture Shapes Judgments of Intelligence and Honesty of Smiling Individuals. J Nonverbal Behav.

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Smiling individuals are usually perceived more favorably than non-smiling ones—they are judged as happier, more attractive, competent, and friendly. These seemingly clear and obvious consequences of smiling are assumed to be culturally universal, however most of the psychological research is carried out in WEIRD societies (Western, Educated, Industrialized, Rich, and Democratic) and the influence of culture on social perception of nonverbal behavior is still understudied. Here we show that a smiling

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Smile � Honesty � Intelligence � Corruption � Uncertainty avoidance � Culture
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences > School of Psychology
Depositing User: Mrs Patricia Nwokealisi
Date Deposited: 07 Mar 2016 16:25
Last Modified: 07 Mar 2016 16:25

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