February 08, 2010
Generalizing from experience
Test subjects were able to accurately identify candidates from the 2004 and 2006 U.S. Senate elections as either Democrats or Republicans based on black-and-white photos of their faces (hat tip to the Sister of the Flea).
The authors concluded that people possess "a general and imperfect" ability to infer political affiliation based on facial appearance, which is related to stereotypes about Democrat and Republican personalities.
Posted by Ghost of a flea at February 8, 2010 12:54 PM
How'd they do when it came to identifying the "Juden"?
Posted by: OregonGuy at February 8, 2010 04:16 PM