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Instructor Info:Charles Ross
Office Extension x5576
Term: 2013J
Meeting Info: Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
01:00 PM - 04:00 PM Cole Science Center 333
01:00 PM - 04:00 PM Cole Science Center 333
01:00 PM - 04:00 PM Cole Science Center 333
01:00 PM - 04:00 PM Cole Science Center 333
01:00 PM - 04:00 PM Cole Science Center 333
Description:

What are you looking at? If you want to know something about a person, the answer to that question should be, "Your face." The human face can reveal a wealth of information about a person: their hidden emotional state, their physiological condition, their development, their genes, their evolution. Facial microexpressions may tell you whether someone is lying, while facial symmetry may indicate the quality of their genes (and if they are a good potential mate). In this workshop, we will explore various ways that the human face is a resource of information about a person. First, we will look at symmetry by measuring fluctuating asymmetry of faces and comparing them with assessments of attractiveness. Next, we will learn how faces reveal emotion through subtle cues and practice recognizing them. Finally, we will gage our knowledge in real situations where recognizing peoples' "tells" can help you make informed decisions.

Evaluation Criteria:

As this is a workshop, no narrative evaluations will be written.  However, I will record whether or not you have successfully completed the workshop for your academic record.  Successful completion of the workshop requires full attendance (i.e., 5 days, 3 hours/day) and participation.  Additionally, I will evaluate cumulative skills for Division I students, which for this workshop are: QUA quantitative skills.