I'm curious what people think about this sort of science.
Do you think it is valid or does it have a slant towards the old eugenics type of typecasting based on things like face shape, etc.?
Will thinking like this lead to a new fear based prejudice?
Study links aggression to wide faces
Watch out for those broad-jawed puck passers, warns study by Brock University researchers
Aug 20, 2008 04:30 AM
Chances are it's wider than yours, according to a new Brock University study that equates the width of a hockey player's face with his or her aggressive tendencies.
"Playing hockey ... you can almost tell just by looking at them that this person might be more aggressive than another person," says Justin Carré, a graduate student and the lead study author. The study appears today in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society: Biology.
"We found that in men, the facial metric that we used was correlated with how aggressive men were on this (computer) test," McCormick says. "There was no such relationship in women; it was only in men." (more at link)