Blinded by Beauty: Talamas article on accuracy of perceived intelligence in PLoS One

One of Sean’s studies from his PhD has formed the basis of a paper published recently in PLoS One.  Sean’s focus has been on different dimensions of perceived intelligence.  In this article we examined perceptions of conscientiousness, perceived academic performance and perceived intelligence predicting actual academic performance based on facial features, controlling for the attractiveness halo. After controlling for attractiveness, perceived conscientiousness was a significant predictor of actual academic performance.

Talamas, S., Mavor, K. I., & Perrett, D. I. (2016). Blinded by beauty: attractiveness bias and accurate perceptions of academic performance. PLoS One11(2), [e0148284]. 10.1371/journal.pone.0148284