wilson: Facial trustworthiness and criminal sentencing

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Data from a correlational study in which the correlation between ratings of facial trustworthiness of inmates was correlated with whether they had received the death penalty or not (wilson and Rule, 2015). These data were simulated using the R-package synthpop, based on the characteristics of the original data.




A data.frame with 742 rows and 13 columns.


stim integer Stimulus Number
sent integer Sentence: 1 = Death, 0 = Life
race integer Race: 1 = White, -1 = Black
glasses integer Glasses: 1 = Yes, 0 = No
tattoos integer Tattoos: 1 = Yes, 0 = No
ztrust numeric Trustworthiness
trust_2nd numeric Trustworthiness ratings with 2nd control group; Death targets are same as in primary analysis, Life targets are different.
afro numeric raw Afrocentricity ratings.
zAfro numeric Afrocentricity ratings normalized within target race. Analyses in paper were done with this variable.
attract numeric Attractiveness
fWHR numeric facial width-to-height
afWHR numeric fWHR normalized within target race. Analyses in paper were done with this variable
maturity numeric Maturity




Wilson, J. P., & Rule, N. O. (2015). Facial Trustworthiness Predicts Extreme Criminal-Sentencing Outcomes. Psychological Science, 26(8), 1325–1331.https://doi.org/10.1177/0956797615590992 DOI:10.1177/0956797615590992

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