This interdisciplinary overview integrates a variety of perspectives on the process and interpretation of faces as a major source of verbal and nonverbal communication. Written by authors from social, experimental, and cognitive psychology as well as from the dental sciences, Social and Applied Aspects of Perceiving Faces covers topics including normal variation in facial appearance and facial anomalies.
Contents: Foreword. T.R. Alley, Social and Applied Aspects of Face Perception: An Introduction. Part I: Perception of Growing Faces. L.S. Mark, R.E. Shaw, J.B. Pittenger, Natural Constraints, Scales of Analysis, and Information for the Perception of Growing Faces. T.R. Alley, The Effects of Growth and Aging on Facial Aesthetics. D.S. Berry, L.Z. McArthur, The Impact of Age-Related Craniofacial Changes on Social Perception. V. McCabe, Facial Proportions, Perceived Age and Caregiving. Part II: Psychosocial Aspects of Normal Variation in Facial Appearance. T.R. Alley, K.A. Hildebrandt, Determinants and Consequences of Facial Aesthetics. R. Buck, The Perception of Facial Expression: Individual Regulation and Social Coordination. T.R. Alley, Physiognomy and Social Perception. Part III: Social and Applied Aspects of Facial Anomalies Perceiving Anomalous Faces: Introductory Remarks. W.C. Shaw, Social Aspects of Dentofacial Anomalies. J.E. Albino, L.A. Tedesco, The Role of Perception in Treatment of Impaired Facial Appearance.