25 East Asian Faces Manipulated on Threat (Steps of 1 SD)

Twenty-five maximally distinct male identities were created using FaceGen Modeller program (http://facegen.com) Version 3.1. We varied each facial identity along the dimension of threat on both shape and reflectance. The description of how the models of these dimensions were created is provided in Oosterhof & Todorov (2008) and Todorov & Oosterhof 2011. Using the models, each identity was manipulated to create seven versions (-3 SD, -2 SD, -1 SD, 0 SD, 1 SD, 2 SD, and 3 SD) on threat. A detailed description of the generation of the face stimuli and their validation is available in Todorov et al.(2013).

If you use these faces, any resulting written work should acknowledge the software used for face generation, FaceGen 3.1, Todorov et al. 2013, and Todorov & Oosterhof 2011. The full citations for these two articles are:

Todorov, A., Dotsch, R., Porter, J., Oosterhof, N., & Falvello, V. (2013).Validation of Data-Driven Computational Models of Social Perception of Faces.Emotion, 13(4), 724-738.

Todorov, A., & Oosterhoof, N. N. (2011) Modeling social perception of faces. Signal Processing Magazine, IEEE, 28, 117-122.

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