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Studies

Volk & Quinsey (2002): study CA Ontario 1997

Publication

Author(s):
Volk, A.; Quinsey, V.L.
Title:
The influence of infant facial cues on adoption preferences
Source:
Human Nature, Vol. 13, No. 4, pp. 437-455

Investigation

Public:
Infants, portrait of which rated by parents and non-parents, Kingston, Canada, 1997
Survey name:
Unnamed study
Sample:
Non-probability purposive sample
Respondents:
N = 20
Non Response:
Assessment:
Behavioural observation
Rater (parents and non-parents) were shown slideshows of pictures of 20 infant faces and asked to rate the infants concerning desire to adopt it, resemblance, happiness, health and cuteness

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Rating of facial expression on photograph

Happiness
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Rater instruction and scale labels not reported
Classification:
A-CA-m-rdv-n-7-a
Author's label:
Happy face
Page in publication:
442

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Adoption Preferences Actual popularity (socio-metrically)
Acceptance by parents
Cuteness Ratings of appearance by others Health Current general health status
Rated healthy appearance
Resemblance Ratings of appearance by others