Behind the science of making a first impression
Today Show (January 15, 2018)

Can You Spot a Liar—or a Lover—by How They Look?
by Todorov 2017

National Geographic show Brain Games
Todorov et al 2005, Ballew & Todorov 2007, Olivola & Todorov 2010

Schönheit –Mythos und Wahrheit einer universellen Faszination
by Jörg Kobel, ZDFinfo 2013

Automatic Brain, The Magic of the Unconscious
by Francesca D’Amicis, Petra Höfer & Freddie Röckenhaus

David Brooks discusses our lab research on The Colbert Report
Todorov et al 2005, Ballew & Todorov 2007, Olivola & Todorov 2010

Judge People By Their Looks? We All Do It—Here’s How to Do It More Fairly
by Todorov 2017

Audio Clips

Dr. Raj Persaud in Conversation (December 22, 2017)

All in the Mind on ABC [Australian Broadcasting Company] (July 23, 2017)

Smarty Pants Podcast from The American Scholar (July 13, 2017)

The Two Mikes on talkSPORT (June 28, 2017)

Press Play with Madeleine Brand on KCRW (June 27, 2017)

Science Weekly on The Guardian (June 16, 2017)

The Leonard Lopate Show on WNYC (June 15, 2017)

The Joy Cardin Show on WPR (June 15, 2017)

All in the Mind on BBC Radio4 (June 06, 2017)

Futureproof on in Ireland (June 03, 2017)

Monocle 24 in the UK (May 29, 2017)

BBC Radio (2017)

Swiss Public Radio (2014)

David Letterman’s take on our research on rapid person impressions
Willis & Todorov (2006), follow up research inTodorov et al (2009), Todorov et al (2010)

NPR’s Science Friday (2007)

Mentioned in

The Racist History Behind Facial Recognition

Sahil Chinoy, The New York Times, July 11, 2019

The Importance of First Impressions

BMW,, January 2019

Gender bias sways how we perceive competence in faces

Association for Psychological Science, Science Daily, December 7, 2018

Gesichtserkennung: Stanford-Studie als fragwürdig entlarvt
[Face detection: Stanford study revealed as questionable] (German language article)

Bärbel Schwertfeger, Wirtschaftspsychologie aktuell, February 6, 2018

The Mistakes You Make in a Meeting’s First Milliseconds

Sue Shellenbarger, The Wall Street Journal, January 30, 2018

We make first impressions in less than a second — how to perfect yours

The Today Show, January 15, 2018

Our brains scan faces and tag them friend or foe, study shows

Shoshanna Solomon, The Times of Israel , December 21, 2017

Friend or foe? How the unconscious mind picks out faces in a crowd

Judy Siegel-Itzkovich, The Jerusalem Post, December 19, 2017

Interview Know-How: Combatting First Impression Bias

Ray Bixler, U.S. News & World Report , December 1, 2017

The Hidden Ways that Faces Shape Politics

Zaria Gorvett, BBC Future , October 19, 2017

Im Angesicht des Bösen [The Face of Evil](German language article)

Benno Tuchschmid, Sonntags Blick , October 01, 2017

Vote for Ugly

Alan Burdick, The New Yorker, July 19, 2017

The Problem with Taking People at Face Value

Nilanjana Roy, Financial Times, July 18, 2017

Dimmi come mi guardi Ti dirò chi sei e cosa pensi
[Tell me how I look I’ll tell You who you are and what you think] (Italian language Q & A)

Marco Del Corona, La Lettura , July 16, 2017

The Dangers of First Impressions

Nicholas Wade, The Wall Street Journal, July 14, 2017

At Face Value, We Could All be Competent Politicians … or Hairless Criminals [Q & A]

Zulfikar Abbany, Deutsche Welle, July 14, 2017

Le charisme et les secrets des expressions du visage
[“The Charism and Secrets of Facial Expressions] (French Language Article)

Quentin Périnel, Le Figaro, July 04, 2017

The Tricks to Make Yourself Effortlessly Charming

Tiffanie Wen, BBC Capital, June 28, 2017

Face facts: Our First Impressions are Wrong

Carol Midgley, The Times, June 8, 2017

The Introverted Face

James Hamblin, The Atlantic, 2014

How Your Looks Betray Your Personality

Roger Highfield, The New Scientist, 2009

How Voters Think

David Brooks, New York Times, 2008

Facing Realities

Jeffrey Kluger, Time Magazine, 2006

How Trust is Built in the Blink of an Eye

Lewis Smith, Times Online, 2006

Face Off

Ben McGrath, The New Yorker, 2005

What’s in That Face? A Candidate’s Future

Nicholas Bakalar, New York Times, 2005