A Dynamic Structure of Social Trait Space

Ryan M. Stolier, Eric Hehman, Jonathan B. Freeman

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Facial appearance evokes robust impressions of other people's personality traits. Recent research suggests that the trait space arising from face-based impressions shifts due to context and social cognitive factors. We suggest a novel framework in which multiple bottom-up and top-down processes mutually determine a dynamic rather than fixed trait space.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)197-200
Number of pages4
JournalTrends in Cognitive Sciences
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 2018


  • dimensional models
  • face evaluation
  • person perception
  • representational similarity analysis
  • social cognition

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology
  • Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
  • Cognitive Neuroscience


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