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 ALEX TODOROV
 Professor of Psychology
 Ph.D., New York University, 2002
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How Do We Form First Impressions?
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Psychology Department
Princeton University
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Social Perception Lab
Evaluation is an inherent part of our perceptual experience of the world. After a single glance at a face, people make a multitude of evaluative judgments such as whether a person is trustworthy. In our lab, we study how people evaluate their environments from faces to novel objects and how these evaluations shape perceptual experience and social interactions. What makes a novel object beautiful? What makes a face appear trustworthy? We study both how past and recent experience shape such subjective evaluations and the perceptual properties of objects that lead to such evaluations. We use a variety of methods from behavioral and fMRI experiments to building of computational models that identify the perceptual properties of objects that lead to specific evaluations.

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