[ARC] Face Value: The Irresistible Influence of First Impressions by Alexander Todorov

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Are our behaviours toward other people influenced by their appearance? The answer is yes, and Face Value analyses the reasons why it is so.

Beginning with the first studies about criminals and their appearances, Alexander Todorov brings the reader in discovering the way we read faces and emotions of other people, by adding complexity chapter by chapter.

This travel in discovering how we manage to have first impressions is enriched by examples and photos; frequently the reader is asked his opinion on comparing two similar images and to find the most aggressive, and such. The use of images helps in understanding the text, that is in the middle between didactic for a generic public and a specific text for experts.

From the text emerges clearly how much the author likes this topic, and by reading it we can discover interesting information about how our brain works and how we relate to others.

Thanks to the publisher for providing me the copy necessary to write this review.


* Face Value by Alexander Todorov ★★★☆☆½

*I read this book in english

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