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Here's how to inoculate ourselves against negative ones. Verified by Psychology Today. Head Games. Though he wasn't a social scientist, research that would be published thousands of years after he lived would nevertheless support his statement.
The year-old psychologist-in-training consults with schools, recruiters and corporates on body language, facial expressions, facial features, and neurolinguistic programming. Stevens' methods aren't accepted by the wider scientific community - neurolingustic programming is generally regarded as a pseudoscience and features in Neil Strauss' controversial dating guide "The Game" - but he is in talks with Newcastle University about launching formal research on the topic. What I'd like to see is for this to become a course. Stevens' people-reading techniques are based on earlier research into facial expressions by Paul Ekman, facial features by Edward Vincent Jones and Robert Whiteside, and body language by David Matsumoto.
While it may be the norm for one to put great effort into making good first impressions in social situations, recent studies are leading scientists to believe that one may have less control over first impressions than they may believe. However, we are beginning to become fully aware that these false first impressions can often be extremely consequential in real-world settings such as elections, hiring decisions, dating and even prison sentences. It was then confirmed that, as expected, facial features can help modify personality judgment. For example, people who believe that competence and friendliness go together have their own ideas of what makes someone look competent or friendly.