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Why your children are possibly hiding when visitors come - study

05 July 2016, 15:18 Anne Mutinda

Nairobi - Have your children ever caused an unprecedented commotion in the house soon as some visitor arrives while remain gentle and calm when another comes?

Perhaps, there is a clear insight into it based on a recent study published in the Frontiers in Psychology.

Researchers from China based universities-Dr Xiaming Lu(Wenzhou Medical University), Dr Fengling Ma and Dr Fe Xu of Zhejiang,both from Sci-Tech University, looked at the relationship between how children make trustworthy judgments on a person depending on the facial attraction.

They find out that the more attractive they were , the more trustworthy they were in the eyes of the children.

During the study which involved 138 samples including children aged eight, 10 and 12, a face generation program known as FaceGen was used  to generate 200 images of male faces,each with varying direct gaze.

The children then had to rate level of trustworthy and attractiveness for each face. The researchers discovered a strong and direct linkage between the two variables. That is, the faces they considered more attractive were equally rated as more trustworthy.

This according to the researchers draws connection to the ‘beauty stereotype’ in the psychology studies which holds that more attractive people are deemed to be smarter, more sociable and more successful.

Well, next time your children hide under the couch upon arrival of visitors just don’t beat them later for being mannerless,ask them why they behaved so.They may enlighten you.Atleast,therea is some empirical evidence to it

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