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Facial features as character predictors: phenotypic approach testing

posted on 2019-09-05, 23:57 authored by Vitalii ShymkoVitalii Shymko

This paper presents the results of testing the hypotheses concerning the connection between some phenotypic bodily features and such individual psychological characteristics as aggressiveness, impetuosity, pedantry, passivity, etc. In particular, studied the validity of using appropriate representations of phenotypology to predict respective character traits. The results obtained disprove the possibility of a direct use of the phenotypic approach for reliable characterological profiling.


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Lead author country

  • Ukraine

Lead author job role

  • Higher Education Faculty 4-yr College

Lead author institution

Pereyaslav-Khmelnytsky Hryhoriy Skovoroda State Pedagogical University

Human Participants

  • Yes

Ethics statement

The study complies with all relevant ethical regulations. All data collection and study procedures were approved by the Pereyaslav-Khmelnytsky Hryhoriy Skovoroda State Pedagogical University Ethics Commission. Each participant provided written consent.


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