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Experimental Psychology (Russia)

Publisher: Moscow State University of Psychology and Education

ISSN (printed version): 2072-7593

ISSN (online): 2311-7036


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Development and Approbation of The Russian Database of Neutral and Smiling Female Faces (RuNeS Faces) 801


Moroshkina N.V.
PhD in Psychology, Senior Researcher, St. Petersburg State University, St.Petersburg, Russia

Ivanchei I.I.
PhD in Psychology, Researcher of the Laboratory of Cognitive Research, Department of Psychology, Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA), Moscow, Russia

Tikhonov R.V.
Junior Researcher, Laboratory for Cognitive Studies, Saint Petersburg State University, St.Petersburg, Russia

Karpov A.D.
Junior Research Associate, Department of General Psychology, Saint-Petersburg State University, St.Petersburg, Russia

Ovchinnikova I.V.
Junior Research Fellow, Laboratory of Translational Sciences of Human Development, Saint-Petersburg State University, Moscow, Russia

The article presents a database of women’s faces for research in the field of social perception. Each of 55 models was photographed full-face under four conditions: with a neutral or smiling face with hair up or down. The database includes the results of facial morphometry (relative positions of homologous points), expert ratings of appearance style, scores of perceived intelligence and attractiveness. The peculiarity of the database is that, unlike the others, we preserved the natural style featured on the models: clothes, jewelry, and makeup. The database was approbated in the study of physiognomic and appearance style predictors of perceived intelligence and attractiveness. It expands the variety of stimulus images available for researchers and can be used in different studies of social perception.

Keywords: social perception, face perception, facial morphometry, image database, attractiveness, perceived intelligence

Column: Psychology of Emotions


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