Are brown eyed people more trustworthy?

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Are brown eyed people more trustworthy?
« on: 24/01/2013 16:36:11 »
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Re: Are brown eyed people more trustworthy?
« Reply #1 on: 25/01/2013 11:53:07 »
Interesting study.
Keep in mind, it was not a study of trustworthiness, but rather a study of perceptions of trustworthiness based on facial characteristics alone.  As I understand it, the authors believed that it wasn't the eye colors, but the facial and eye morphology associated with the different eye colors.

It would be interesting to see if there was any correlation with, say, eye color and police actions, or prison populations (compared to the non-incarcerated local community).

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Re: Are brown eyed people more trustworthy?
« Reply #2 on: 25/01/2013 12:23:51 »
"They followed the study with a bit of photo shopping, altering the eye colours, and found that it was not the eye colour per say that affected trustworthiness but more the eye shape and features associated with brown eyes"
- So, is having brown eyes seems to be just a simple indicator that there may be the sort of subtle genetic pointer that humans have evolved to find a reliable mate?