On the richness and limitations of dimensional models of social perception

Alexander Todorov

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The two-dimensional model of social relations outlined in the target article has striking convergence with empirically derived dimensional models of interpersonal perception, inter-group perception, and face evaluation. All these models posit two-dimensional structures related to perceptions of valence/affiliation and power/status. Although these models are parsimonious, they may be insufficient to account for behaviors in specific contexts.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)402-403
Number of pages2
JournalBehavioral and Brain Sciences
Issue number5
StatePublished - Oct 1 2009

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology
  • Physiology
  • Behavioral Neuroscience

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