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    5037 DB Tilburg


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Research interests

My research interests lie at the intersection of face perception and social decision-making. For example, I study how people form first impressions, how accurate their impressions are, and when and why people rely on first impressions when interacting with others. Can people accurately infer how trustworthy someone is just from looking at their face? Why are first impressions so consequential? To answer these questions, I analyze data from the lab and the field, using a variety of methods such as facial recognition software, face morphing, and economic games.

Other areas of interest: trust and cooperation, meta-science, judgment and decision-making, evolutionary psychology, research methodology

Current courses

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  • Courses: Advanced Consumer Science
  • Workgroups: Introduction to Psychology, Social Psychology, Academic Skills, Consumer Behavior
  • Supervision: Bachelor and Master theses


  • Judgment And Decision Making
  • Cooperation
  • Impression Formation
  • Social Dilemmas
  • Evolution
  • Facial Expressions
  • Trust

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Research Output 2016 2019

  • 5 Article
  • 5 Working paper
  • 1 Conference contribution
  • 1 Entry for encyclopedia/dictionary

Automated classification of demographics from face images: A tutorial and validation

Jaeger, B., Sleegers, W. & Evans, A., 2019, (Submitted).

Research output: Working paperOther research output

6 Downloads (Pure)

Biological bases of beauty revisited: The effect of symmetry, averageness, and sexual dimorphism on female facial attractiveness

Jones, A. L. & Jaeger, B., 2019, In : Symmetry. 11, 2, 25 p., 279.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access
Human engineering
Learning algorithms
Learning systems
32 Downloads (Pure)

Explaining the persistent influence of facial cues in social decision-making

Jaeger, B., Evans, A., Stel, M. & van Beest, I., 2019, In : Journal of Experimental Psychology: General. 148, 6, p. 1008-1021

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access
social attraction