Boutet, Isabelle

Assistant professor
Faculty of Social Sciences
School of Psychology

Contact Information:

Office: 6135625800 x2612
Cell: 6132663378

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Research Information:

Faces play an essential role during social interactions because they convey a wealth of socially relevant information such as identity, gender, ethnicity, emotional state, personality traits, and social status. These non-verbal social cues can have a profound impact on social interactions by influencing how we feel, think, and behave towards others. My research program aims at understanding how humans analyze social cues conveyed by faces, and how the nature of this process changes across the lifespan. In my laboratory, participants of different age groups are asked to perform tasks that require the analysis of different social cues and their performance and physiological responses are recorded and compared. This research has important implications for understanding how humans use social cues to establish and maintain social interactions in the context of everyday and digital communications.

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Language Preference:

French and English

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