chapter  2
Forming and Remembering Impressions of People
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In the next two chapters I examine research on memory and processing of faces and the people behind those faces. Clearly, faces and personalities are among the most important “objects” that people encounter in their everyday lives; and there has been considerable research and theorizing about both. Interestingly enough, although both of these topics have addressed similar topics, researchers in the two areas have seldom borrowed from each other or shared each other’s literatures (see M.B.Brewer, 1988, and McArthur, 1982, for possible exceptions). Thus, one of the points of the next two chapters is to highlight some of the commonalities between these two areas.