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Face Value:
The Irresistible Influence of First Impressions
Alexander Todorov

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"Face Value is an excellent book, with many surprising insights and many compelling illustrations that offer a complex aesthetic experience."--Daniel Kahneman, winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics and author of Thinking, Fast and Slow

"From one of the world’s great experts on the human face, this is a book that illuminates the eternal belief that the face holds the secrets to a person’s character. Todorov is a brilliant teacher of the history of this great myth, as he patiently unveils for us the rich and fascinating science of the psychology of face perception. I am humbler for having read this book, with a truer understanding of the mind of my species."--Mahzarin R. Banaji, coauthor of Blindspot: The Hidden Biases of Good People

"Face Value is an impressive, engaging, and enjoyable survey of the fascinating scientific research on our perception of faces, from a key contributor to the work. It should appeal to scientists as well as general readers."--Pawan Sinha, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

"Alexander Todorov is one of the top researchers in the world on the social cognition of faces. In Face Value, he brings together a huge body of research on the subject, puts it into historical perspective, and tells many fascinating anecdotes."--Lisa DeBruine, University of Glasgow

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