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Reginald B. Adams, Nalini Ambady, Ken Nakayama, and Shinsuke Shimojo

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780195333176

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195333176.001.0001

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Thin-Slice Vision

Thin-Slice Vision

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(p.228) Chapter 13 Thin-Slice Vision
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The Science of Social Vision
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Max Weisbuch

Nalini Ambady

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195333176.003.0014

Thin-slice vision has been defined as an observer's ability to extract accurately personal information about target individuals from brief visual exposure to those target individuals. This chapter reviews the nuances involved in inferring personal characteristics from exposure to thin slices of nonverbal behavior. Consistent with the theme of this book, the review is framed within the perspective of social vision. The first section establishes that thin slices provide a visual peephole to the self. The second section reviews factors that enhance or limit such thin-slice vision, including factors such as the importance of the sampled context and the role of camouflage. The focus in the second section is on establishing analogues between traditional and social vision. The final section reviews individual differences in thin slice vision.

Keywords:   thin slices, nonverbal behavior, social vision, visual peephole, visual processes, camouflage

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