BRUNSWIK FACES

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n. caricature-like drawings of human faces wherein features such as mouth height, nose length, eye height and separation appear varied. In perceptual research, these simple line drawings are used to study categorization and discrimination. Introduced by U.S. psychologist Ergon Brunswik (1903-1955).

BRUNSWIK FACES: "Researchers gain an insight on how individuals categorize other people's appearances by presenting them with the Brunswik faces."
Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "BRUNSWIK FACES," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/brunswik-faces/ (accessed June 24, 2022).

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