First impressions dating
When asked to rate the socioeconomic status (SES) and degree of interest in friendship with African American and Caucasian female models wearing either a K-Mart, Abercrombie & Fitch, or non-logoed sweatshirt, Caucasian models were rated more favorably than the African American models.
Abercrombie & Fitch wearers were rated as higher SES than the other sweatshirts.
For example, when hypothetically interviewing an applicant with a Midwestern U. accent, Colombian accent, or French accent, Midwestern U. First impressions can be heavily influenced by a similarity-attraction hypothesis where others are immediately put into “similar" or “dissimilar” categories from the viewer and judged accordingly. After viewing pictures of people in a neutral position and in a self-chosen posed position, observers were accurate at judging the target's levels of extraversion, emotional stability, openness, self-esteem, and religiosity.
The combined impression of physical characteristics, body posture, facial expression, and clothing choices lets observers form accurate images of a target's personality, so long as the person observed is presenting themselves genuinely.
Research is mixed on whether national culture mediates the relationship between media richness and bias in impression formation. accent as significantly more positive than the applicant with the French accent due to perceived similarity to themselves.
Thus, individuals are more likely to have negative first impressions than groups of two or more viewers of the same target.
Joint experiences are more globally processed (see global precedence for more on processing), as in collectivist cultures.
Global processing emphasizes first impressions more because the collective first impression tends to remain stable over time.
However, this could be challenging for collectivists, who tend to be less confrontational than individualists.
Individualists are willing to change their own views at will and are generally more comfortable with uncertainty, which makes them naturally more willing to change their impressions.Physical facial features were objectively measured from feature positions and colours.