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(Science Daily)   Men with wider faces are more aggressive, less trustworthy and more prone to engaging in deception. Stop looking at me   (sciencedaily.com) divider line 32
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2013-09-18 12:36:30 AM
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It checks out.
 
2013-09-18 12:36:57 AM
Well, this guy just proves it.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-24135360
 
2013-09-18 12:38:59 AM
www.prism.gatech.edu
 
2013-09-18 12:40:04 AM
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What about big heads but little faces?
 
2013-09-18 12:40:44 AM
Wide? Oh, you mean fat?
 
2013-09-18 12:45:22 AM
It's not science news, it's crap!
 
2013-09-18 12:50:28 AM
Oh look, phrenology is alive and well at UC Riverside.
 
2013-09-18 01:01:36 AM

Zavulon: Oh look, phrenology is alive and well at UC Riverside.


This.
 
2013-09-18 01:06:38 AM
Maybe in the future we'll have adaptive chromatophores in our skin so others can tell when we're angry, horny, etc.
 
2013-09-18 01:08:02 AM

Zavulon: Oh look, phrenology is alive and well at UC Riverside.


What the article said was that men with wide faces are treated deceptively by other men, some sort of physical cue. This leads to men with wide faced learning that they should expect to be deceived. Not phrenology, learned behavior.
 
2013-09-18 01:08:15 AM
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2013-09-18 01:15:52 AM
I don't see how it is scientific to say that so & so shaped head or whatever means that they are going to act this way or that way in society. This study just tells me that there a lot of aggressive & dishonest people out there in the world.....a whole lot more than good & honest people. That does not surprise me really.

/ I'm sure the people who ran this study have the "thin & long" shaped heads & faces. Because otherwise, why should I believe their theories in the first place.....if I am supposed to take them seriously?
 
2013-09-18 01:19:21 AM
Guy on youtube talks about astrology, says tauruses have wider faces, act more bullish.  He's actually pretty entertaining in a completely off the wall, yet oddly familiar way.  I like people who can make crazy connections, it's challenging to figure out what's totally nuts and yet still keep up.
 
2013-09-18 01:20:13 AM
This doesn't seem very sciencey.
 
2013-09-18 01:23:42 AM
A GIS for "wide face man" turns up these in the first four results:

i.dailymail.co.uk

i.dailymail.co.uk

www.hisstylediary.com

*edit*

Ah, never mind, the first two of those came from a Daily Mail story on the 2011 paper.
 
2013-09-18 01:34:23 AM

UsikFark: Maybe in the future we'll have adaptive chromatophores in our skin so others can tell when we're angry, horny, etc.


Greg Bear covered this already in "Darwin's Children" and "Darwin's Radio." Well worth the read.
 
2013-09-18 01:36:24 AM
Well, I'm boned... Growing up I heard all the "Charlie Brown" jokes.

Eventually I grew a monstrous body to balance out the ginormous head, but still. I will consider this next time I'm competing for a CEO position.
 
2013-09-18 01:41:33 AM

UsikFark: Maybe in the future we'll have adaptive chromatophores in our skin so others can tell when we're angry, horny, etc.


I thought stuff like that was already pretty obvious... depending on where you look.
 
2013-09-18 01:45:01 AM
Perhaps the same thing doesn't apply to females, but explain Jewel Staite. She has a wide face and relatively close set eyes, but what does she project?

/ been plowing through Stargate Atlantis episodes to go to sleep lately.
 
2013-09-18 01:45:56 AM
Also, I trust this guy implicitly.
i.imgur.com
 
2013-09-18 02:04:32 AM

maxheck: Perhaps the same thing doesn't apply to females, but explain Jewel Staite. She has a wide face and relatively close set eyes, but what does she project?

/ been plowing through Stargate Atlantis episodes to go to sleep lately.


She makes my penis project upward and outward
 
2013-09-18 03:16:44 AM
FTA- "Now, in a just-published paper, they have shown, in a series of four studies, that individuals behave more selfishly when interacting with men with wider faces and this selfish behavior elicits selfish behavior in others."

No,  people with wide faces tend to be fat, and people are more likely to dismiss the feelings and well being of fat people, and thus act selfishly.

/ been both fat and not fat, I know exactly what I am talking about.
 
2013-09-18 04:19:04 AM
What about men with wide necks?

i.imgur.com
 
2013-09-18 05:41:32 AM

I sound fat: FTA- "Now, in a just-published paper, they have shown, in a series of four studies, that individuals behave more selfishly when interacting with men with wider faces and this selfish behavior elicits selfish behavior in others."

No,  people with wide faces tend to be fat, and people are more likely to dismiss the feelings and well being of fat people, and thus act selfishly.

/ been both fat and not fat, I know exactly what I am talking about.


There's gotta be a Schrodinger's Fat joke in there somewhere...
 
2013-09-18 06:04:59 AM

Mr. Ekshun: UsikFark: Maybe in the future we'll have adaptive chromatophores in our skin so others can tell when we're angry, horny, etc.

I thought stuff like that was already pretty obvious... depending on where you look.


Body mood suits.
 
2013-09-18 06:43:58 AM

fusillade762: A GIS for "wide face man" turns up these in the first four results:







*edit*

Ah, never mind, the first two of those came from a Daily Mail story on the 2011 paper.


They all all have thin faces?
 
2013-09-18 07:19:33 AM

turboke: What about men with wide necks?


Son, I am agressive, less trustworthy, more deceptive, and disappoint.
 
2013-09-18 09:03:41 AM
Personally, I don't trust men OR women that have a narrow face and have that mousy look.
 
2013-09-18 09:42:09 AM
I don't trust people who point at me and scream
 
2013-09-18 10:19:29 AM
Never trust people with eyes too close to together. Was always told that.
 
2013-09-18 07:06:56 PM

KawaiiNot: fusillade762: A GIS for "wide face man" turns up these in the first four results:

*edit*

Ah, never mind, the first two of those came from a Daily Mail story on the 2011 paper.

They all all have thin faces?


Ayup.

The findings suggest that celebrities such as David Tennant and Hugh Laurie are more trustworthy than womanising Jack Nicholson or potato-faced Wayne Rooney.

This is Wayne Rooney, for reference (I'd never heard of him)

i.dailymail.co.uk

Heh, potato face.
 
2013-09-19 01:11:40 AM

maxheck: Perhaps the same thing doesn't apply to females, but explain Jewel Staite. She has a wide face and relatively close set eyes, but what does she project?


She has pretty high levels of Neoteny, which would tend to overcome any negative effect of having a fairly wide face.

High levels of neoteny = high level of (perceived) trustworthiness and greater assumption of innocence.

Low levels of neoteny = high level of (perceived) untrustworthiness and greater assumption of responsibility/guilt.

Women, on average, have high levels of neoteny compared to men. Especially very pretty women like Ms Staite (even if some of her features are less neotenic than other attractive women, like having fairly close-set eyes and a fairly wide face).

C.f. (amongst countless other examples) the way that people react to a women who commits statutory rape compared to how people react to a man doing the exact same thing.

Reaction to neotenic traits is an extraordinarily powerful driver of human behavior since we have to take care of our offspring so much longer than most other species, and without a powerful instinctual response to neoteny our species would have died out long ago.
 
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