The first impression


The Psychology of First Impressions

When you meet somebody for the first time, you instinctively ‘know’ whether he or she is OK or not. This gut feeling, more formally known as first impression, takes place in an instant. Often, this first impression is a lasting one. What happens in our minds when we meet somebody? Do men and women both ‘judge’ in the same way, or do they pay attention to different characteristics? Do attractive people leave a better first impression than less attractive people?

Prof. Dr. Detlef Fetchenhauer is professor of psychology and director of the Department of Economic and Social Psychology at the University of Cologne (Germany). His research mainly focuses on the determinants of prosocial and antisocial behavior.

Tuesday, April 23, 19.30-21.00 hrs. Vrijhof/Amphitheater.

This lecture is a co-production of Studium Generale and study association Dimensie.