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Fig. 2 | Cognitive Research: Principles and Implications

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From: Choosing face: The curse of self in profile image selection

Fig. 2

Results from the Calibration experiment. Calibration was computed separately for self-selection and other-selection as the correlation between likelihood of profile image choice and: (1) participants’ own trait impressions (top panels); (2) impressions of unfamiliar viewers recruited via the Internet (bottom panels). Higher calibration indexes participants’ ability to choose profile images that increase positive impressions. Participants’ likelihood of selecting a photograph of their own face (self-selection: top left) and an unfamiliar face (other-selection: top right) was strongly calibrated to their own impressions. However, in general, self-selections were less well calibrated to the impressions of unfamiliar viewers (bottom left) than were other-selections (bottom right). Error bars represent ±1 standard error

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