Link found between facial appearance and aggression:

via  BPS Research Digest

The participants’ estimates of the men’s aggression correlated with the men’s actual aggression as revealed in the lab task. Carre’s team think the participants were using the width-to-height ratio of the men’s faces as a cue to their aggression. The wider a man’s face relative to its length, the more aggressive the participants tended to think he was. In turn, and consistent with prior research, the width-to-height ratio of the men’s faces correlated with their levels of aggression.

A second study with 16 female participants replicated these findings even though the men’s faces were presented for just 37 milliseconds each – barely long enough to be consciously detected.

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