Scott, Naomi

Start date:
October 2011
Research Topic:
Signs of mental and physical health in the face
Research pathway:
Research Supervisor:
Prof. R Ward
Supervising school:
School of Psychology,
Primary funding source:
ESRC Studentship

Recent research has shown the ability for personality traits to be observed from the face (Kramer & Ward, 2010). Specific personality traits, such as neuroticism, are highly correlated with mental health disorders. This research aims to determine if this link is observable from the face. Research is primarily concerned with the ability to determine clinical syndromes such as depression, autism, obsessive-compulsive disorder and schizotypal personality from the faces of others.