Observer’s Vision of a personality of a Human, who is Depicted on an Artistic Portrait or a Photograph

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Abstract

Different observers’ visions of the personality of one and the same human, depicted on an artistic portrait or a photograph, where investigated experimentally. The observers’ estimations obtained by a well known method of “Personality Difference”, were used as the analytic tool. The collected data witness, that different methods of presentation lead to different vision of one and the same personality. A considerable individual variability of significantly different scale estimations’ body and quantity depending on the estimated person was discovered. According to the factor analyses, the persons on photographs are generally perceived as being more active (sociable) then on portraits. The dependence between observers’ self-esteems and their estimations of personages’ individual psychological characteristics regardless to presentation method was also discovered.

General Information

Keywords: method of “Personality Difference”, artistic portrait, photo image of a face, perception of individual psychological characteristics of a face

Journal rubric: Face Science

Article type: scientific article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.17759/exppsy.2019120301

Funding. The study was supported by Ministry of Education and Science GK 25.3916.2017/4.6.

For citation: Barabanschikov V.A., Lupenko E.A., Shunto A.S. Observer’s Vision of a personality of a Human, who is Depicted on an Artistic Portrait or a Photograph. Eksperimental'naâ psihologiâ = Experimental Psychology (Russia), 2019. Vol. 12, no. 3, pp. 5–18. DOI: 10.17759/exppsy.2019120301. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)

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Information About the Authors

Vladimir A. Barabanschikov, Doctor of Psychology, Professor, Director, Institute of Experimental Psychology, Moscow State University of Psychology and Education, Dean of the Faculty of Psychology, Moscow Institute of Psychoanalysis, Moscow, Russia, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5084-0513, e-mail: vladimir.barabanschikov@gmail.com

Elena A. Lupenko, PhD in Psychology, Senior Researcher, Institute of Experimental Psychology, Moscow State University of Psychology and Education, Moscow Institute of Psychoanalysis, Moscow, Russia, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4026-7581, e-mail: elena-lupenko@yandex.ru

Anna S. Shunto, Lecturer, Department of General Psychology, Moscow Institute of Psychoanalysis, Moscow, Russia, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7985-4890, e-mail: a.shunto@mail.ru

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