Estimation of age and individual psychological characteristics by facial expression



The article presents the results of the research devoted to the study of estimate of the age and individual psychological characteristics by a person's facial expression in different periods of his life. It is shown that age of the perceived subject has a significant effect on the perception of psychological characteristics in the assessment of a large part of the personality of an individual by the expression of his face. The structure and significance of actualized mechanisms of interpersonal perception change depending on the age of perceived people.

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Keywords: facial expression, age, individual and psychological features, mechanisms of interpersonal perception

Journal rubric: Psychology of Perception

Article type: scientific article

For citation: Demidov A.A., Diveev D.A., Kutenev A.V. Estimation of age and individual psychological characteristics by facial expression. Eksperimental'naâ psihologiâ = Experimental Psychology (Russia), 2012. Vol. 5, no. 1, pp. 69–81. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)

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Alexander A. Demidov, PhD in Psychology, Associate Professor, Department of General Psychology, Moscow Institute of Psychoanalysis, Senior Researcher at the Institute of Experimental Psychology, MSUPE, Moscow, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail:

Dmitry A. Diveev, PhD in Psychology, Associate Professor of the Department of General Psychology, Moscow Institute of Psychoanalysis, Moscow, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail:

Andrei V. Kutenev, Applicant, Institute of Psychology, RAS, Consulting Psychologist, Complex Social Service Center «Yuzhnoye Tushino», e-mail:



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