Can you answer the following? Human Bias: Humans have a predisposed bias that causes them to inadvertently stereotype people with certain facial features as being naÃ¯ve, innocent, helpless, and honest. Look at the images below. Imagine a person that didnâ€™t know or recognize any of the people in the photographs. Based on these images alone and the facial features in each image, which of the four women would the person most likely be inclined to stereotype as naÃ¯ve, innocent, helpless, and honest?\r\n\r\n\r\n
A. Ellen Page B. Kristen Stewart C. Keira Knightly D. Jennifer Garner
Ellen Page is the correct answer. Research has shown that humans have a fascinating (and disturbing) natural bias to assume people that have baby-face characteristics are more naive, innocent, helpless, and honest (and much less likely to commit a crime!) Baby-face characteristics include a high forehead, large eyes, short chin, lighter skin, small nose, and round features. Based on these images alone, Ellen Page has the most baby-faced characteristics and would likely be stereotyped as being more naive, innocent, helpless, and honest than the other actresses.