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Dr. Leslie A. Zebrowitz is a social psychologist who studies the effects of the way people look on others' attitudes towards them. Her research has shown conclusively that babyfaced and angularly faced individuals are viewed differently. Among the effects, babyfaced individuals are seen as physically weaker, more submissive and less competent.

Dr. Zebrowitz is a professor of psychology at Brandeis University. She received her Ph.D. from Yale University in 1970.



  • Zebrowitz, L.A. (1997). Reading Faces: Window to the Soul? Boulder, CO: Westview Press.

Book ChaptersEdit

  • Montepare, J.M. & Zebrowitz, L.A. (2002). A social-developmental view of ageism. In T. Nelson(Eds.) Ageism: Stereotyping and Prejudice Against Older Persons. Cambridge: MIT Press.
  • Zebrowitz, L.A. & Rhodes, G. (2002). Nature let a hundred flowers bloom: The multiple ways and wherefores of attractiveness. In G. Rhodes & L.A. Zebrowitz (Eds.). Facial attractiveness: Evolutionary, cognitive, and social perspectives. Greenwood Publishers.
  • Zebrowitz, L.A., & Montepare, J.M. (2000). Too young, too old: Stigmatizing adolescents and the elderly. (pp. 334-373) In T. Heatherton, R. Kleck, J.G. Hull, & M. Hebl (Eds.) Stigma. NY: Guilford Publications.
  • Montepare, J.M. & Zebrowitz, L.A. (1998). Person perception comes of age: the salience and significance of age in social judgments. Dr. M. P. Zanna (Ed.) Advances in Experimental Social Psychology, Vol 30. San Deigo, CA: Academic Press.


  • Zebrowitz, L.A. & Rhodes, G. (2004). Sensitivity to ‘bad genes’ and the anomalous face overgeneralization effect: Accuracy, cue validity, and cue utilization in judging intelligence and health. Journal of Nonverbal Behavior. 28, 167-185. Full text]
  • Zebrowitz, L.A., Fellous, J.M., Mignault, A. & Andreoletti, C. (2003). Trait Impressions as Overgeneralized Responses to Adaptively Significant Facial Qualities: Evidence from Connectionist Modeling. Personality and Social Psychology Review, 7, 194-215.Full text
  • Kalick, S.M., Zebrowitz, L.A., Langlois, J.H., & Johnson, R.M. (1997). Does human facial attractiveness honestly advertise health? Longitudinal data on an evolutionary question. Psychological Science, 9, 8-13 Full text]

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