Perception and Judgment Lab

Twenty-five maximally distinct Caucasian male identities were created using FaceGen Modeller program ( Version 3.2. We varied each facial identity along the dimension of seven perceived traits on both shape and reflectance. The description of how the models of these dimensions were created is provided in Todorov & Oosterhof (2011). Using the models, each identity was manipulated to create 25 versions (from -3 SD to 3 SD with a step of 0.25 SD) on the perceived trait dimensions. The generation of the face stimuli and their validation is described in Todorov et al. (2013). Todorov & Oh (2021) provide a detailed description of how the models are computed. The models were also applied to Black and East Asian faces, but these have not been formally validated.

If you use these faces, any resulting written work should acknowledge the software used for face generation, FaceGen 3.2, Todorov & Oosterhof (2011), and Todorov et al. (2013). The full citations for these two articles are:

Todorov, A., Dotsch, R., Porter, J., Oosterhof, N., & Falvello, V. (2013). Validation of data-driven computational models of social perception of faces. Emotion, 13, 724-738.

Todorov, A., & Oosterhoof, N. N. (2011). Modeling social perception of faces. Signal Processing Magazine, IEEE, 28, 117-122.

Click here to download the files: a ReadMe text file for each perceived trait model, and 13,125 bitmap or jpg files for the manipulated face images.

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