With the help of Chinese-speaking research assistants, I have replicated much of our current findings with Caucasian participants and infants with Chinese participants and infants (2009). What this suggests is that infant facial cues are not specific to a particular culture. This in turn supports the idea that infant facial cues are a universal adaptation that are displayed by infants and perceived by adults in the same way across different cultures. Chinese men still valued cues of resemblance more than Chinese women, who most strongly valued cues of health and cuteness.
Created November 2010