Sean Talamas PhD completed

Sean Talamas has submitted his PhD (Co-supervised by Dave Perrett and Ken Mavor) on various aspects of perceived intelligence and the attractiveness Halo.

The thesis demonstrates that malleable facial cues can influence perceptions of intelligence, identifies individual differences that influence endorsement of the intelligence-attractiveness halo, and reveals the limiting effects of the attractiveness halo on potentially accurate perceptions of academic performance. Collectively these findings shed light on the powerful influence of attractiveness bias on perceptions of intelligence; such work is necessary if we are to mitigate such bias.